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Good governance requires a comprehensive and multi-faceted approach that addresses the key pillars of good governance along with making optimal use of new technologies. Discuss.

Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.

5. Good governance requires a comprehensive and multi-faceted approach that addresses the key pillars of good governance along with making optimal use of new technologies. Discuss. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Indian ExpressInsights on India

Why the question:

The article emphasizes the importance of effective governance beyond the implementation of technology.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about good governance and its various dimensions and measures needed to achieve it.

Directive word: 

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by defining good governance.

Body:

First, elaborate up on the various pillars of good governance – transparency, accountability, participation, rule of law, and efficiency etc. Write about the role of technology.

Next, discuss in detail various dimensions of good governance in India – administration, g-governance, finances, infrastructure, welfare and people’s happiness etc.

Next, suggest reforms to achieve it.

Conclusion:

Conclude by stressing on the importance of good governance to India.