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PSIR 1B-3.3 Directive Principles of State Policy – Previous Year Questions – Solved

Model Answers to PYQs (2018-2023)

1] Comment on the relevance of the Directive Principles of State Policy in an era of liberalization and globalization. [2019/15m/200w/8c]

Directive Principles of State Policy (DPSPs) are based on socialist principles and their relevance is questioned in an increasingly capitalist world shaped by globalization.

However, DPSPs cannot be considered irrelevant in the present era. Directive Principles represent the aspirations of constitution-makers (and people in general) which can not be completely realized at present due to a lack of resources or social capital. According to the constitution, these principles are ‘FUNDAMENTAL in the governance of the country and it shall be DUTY of the State to apply these principles in making laws’.

We often discuss the relevance of Marxism in making capitalism humane. Similarly, DPSPs can be considered as the goals which we must not forget while aspiring for economic development. In a Globalized and liberalized world, the role of the State is reducing. There is intense economic competition all across the globe and no concern for the poor. It creates opportunities for the exploitation of the vulnerable and mother nature.

Thus, it is all the more duty of the state to ensure social equality, gender equality, justice to the poor, protection of environment, public health etc. Therefore, instead of becoming irrelevant, Directive Principles are more relevant now than ever before. [200 words]

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