3 Most VSAQ’s of Smart Governance Chapter in Inter 2nd Year Political Science (TS/AP)

2 Marks

VSAQ-1 : Lokayukta.


  1. Role and Jurisdiction: The Lokayukta is a state-level office in India tasked with investigating allegations against public servants concerning the execution of their powers and duties.
  2. Scope of Investigation: The Lokayukta can investigate a wide range of public servants, including political executives, legislators, state government officers, personnel in local bodies, and those associated with public enterprises.
  3. Purpose: Its primary aim is to uphold integrity and transparency in public service, ensuring that the actions of public servants are lawful, fair, and in the best interest of the public.

VSAQ-2 : In Which year the RTI was enacted and enforced?

The Right to Information Act (RTI) in India was enacted on June 15, 2005, and it came into enforcement from October 2005. This law is of utmost importance as it enhances transparency and accountability within the public sector by granting citizens access to government-held information.

VSAQ-3 : What is Accountability?

Accountability is the concept that individuals, including public and civil servants, are responsible for their decisions and actions, and they should be answerable to the public. This implies that their actions are open to public scrutiny, ensuring transparency and adherence to the rule of law. Accountability is not limited to individuals but also applies to entities, civil society organizations, stakeholders, and organizations, fostering trust, fairness, and integrity in their operations.