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Q. What are the principles of effective public service delivery? Why is it an important component of governance? Explain in the context of Sevottam model. (150 Words)GS Paper 4 Theoretical Questions
Q. In the religious land of India, there exists the exploitative custom of sexual slavery known as the Jogini system (a local variation of the Devadasi system) which involves marrying young girls to a deity. This social evil has resisted the legal measures aimed at curbing it till date, despite having been prohibited as per the Devadasi (Prohibition of Dedication) Act. You are posted as a District Magistrate and you get to know about such practice taking place in the area of your jurisdiction. Two Dalit girls have been confined and being prepared for dedication to God as devadasis. The children are forced into becoming Devadasis by their own parents because girls are their only source of income in most cases. In a society where a girl child is often considered a liability, turning them into Devadasis is how patriarchy works to transform them into assets. You also get to know of child prostitution being practiced in the name of Devadasi.
(a) What course of action will you take in such a scenario?
(b) What are the issues involved in banning the practice of Devadasi system, in spite of the laws already present against it? (250 Words)GS Paper 4 Case Studies