Ch-25:- Statement And Course Of Action : Exercise 1


Directions for Q. No. 1 to 22 : In each of the questions below is given a statement followed by two courses of action. Course of action is a step for administrative decision to be taken for improvement, follow up or further action in regard to the problem, policy etc. On the basis of the information given in the statement, you have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then decide which of the given suggested courses of action is/are 10gicaUy worth pursuing.
Give your answer as :

(a) if only I follows
(b) if only II follows
(c) if either I or II follows
(d) if neither I nor II follows
(e) if both I and II follow

1. Statement : Air export volumes have increased substantially over the past decade causing backlogs and difficulties for air cargo agents because of increased demand for space and service.
Courses of Action:
I. Airlines and air cargo agents should jointly work out a solution to combat the problem.
II. The reasons for the increase in the volume of air export should be found out.

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2. Statement : The world conference of “Education for All” took place in 1990. Members who attended conference endorsed the frame-work of action for meeting the basic learning needs of all children.
Courses of Action:
I. India should suitably implement the action points of this conference.
II. India should also immediately organise this type of conference.

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3. Statement : About 30% to 40% of children who are enrolled, do not attend the school on any given day.
Courses of Action:
I. More schools should be started.
II. Reasons for this absenteeism should be found out.

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4. Statement : Although the Indian economy is still heavily dependent on agriculture, its share in global agricultural trade is less than the share of agricultural exports to total exports.
Courses of Action:
I. Efforts should be made to increase our agricultural production.
II. The exports of non-agricultural commodities should be reduced.

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5. Statement: Huge amount of resources are required to develop tourist places in a country like India, which is endowed with vast coastlines, rivers, forests, temples etc.
Courses of Action:
I. More tourist resorts along the coastlines only should be started. .
II. The tourist potential of India should be exploited.

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6. Statement : The Government has decided not to provide financial support to voluntary organisations from next five year plan and has communicated that all such organisations should raise funds to meet their financial needs.
Courses of Action:
I. Voluntary organisations should collaborate with foreign agencies.
II. They should explore other sources of financial support.

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7. Statement :The experts group on Technical Education has stressed that Computer Education should be provided to children from primary school itself. It should be implemented in urban and rural schools, simultaneously.
Courses of Action:
I. Government should issue instructions to all schools for Computer Education.
II. At least one teacher of each school should be trained in Computer operations’ for teaching children.

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8. Statement : Employment opportunities in private sector industry declined from 4.50 million in Dee, 1991 to 4.15 million in Nov, 1992 due to large number of ‘sick’ industries.-A report.
Courses of Action:
I. The Goverment should start new industries.
II. Unemployed should be given concessionalloans.

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9. Statement : Ministry of Tourism in its one of the reports revealed that due to recent social disturbances in the country, the number of foreign tourists has decreased considerably, which resulted in a financial loss of Rs 100 ,  crore.
Courses of Action:
I. The Goverment should provide financial support to the tourism sector.
II. Foreign tourists should be informed that they visit the country at their risk.

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10. Statement : There are more than 200 villages in the v coastal area of’ Andhra Pradesh which were severely damaged due to cyclone and it caused an extra burden of Rs 200 crore on State Government for relief and rehabilitation work.
Courses of Action:
I. People of coastal area should be shifted to-other safer places. .
II. State Government should ask for more financial support from Central Government.

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11.Statement : If the retired professors of the same institutes are also invited to deliberate on restructuring of the organisation, their contribution may be beneficial ‘to the instiutute.
Courses of Action :
I. Management may seek opinion of the employees before calling retired professor.
II. Management should involve experienced people for the systematic restructuring of the organisation.

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12. Statement: Experts Committee on Industrial Relations has revealed in their recent reports that not only the internal problems of the organisations were successfully managed through quality circles but also employee’s motivation level was increased significantly.
Courses of Action:
I. Organisations should organise orientation programmes for their employees on quality circles.
II. Employees should be encouraged to join quality circle programmes.

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13. Statement: The Minister said tharthe teachers are.still not familiarised with the need, importance and meaning of population education in the higher education system. They are not even clearly aware about their role and responsibilities in the population education programme.
Courses of Action:
I. Population education programme should be included in the college curriculum.
II. Orientation programme should be conducted for teachers on population education.

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14. Statement : The Chairman stressed the need for making education system more flexible and regretted that the curriculum has not been revised in keeping with the pace of the changes taking place.
Courses of Action:
I. Curriculum should be reviewed and revised periodically.
II. System of education should be made more flexible.

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15. Statement: Reports of steep and continued decline in the inflows into the Gobindsagar reservoir of the Bhakra Dam, coupled with a depleted stock of steam coal with the thermal power plants in the North, may lead to a serious power crisis in the region.
Courses of Action:
I. The supply of steam coal to the thermal power plants needs to be immediately stepped up by the Government.
II. The Goverment should set up hydraulic power plants on other rivers in the region.

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16. Statement : Financial stringency prevented the Government of state ‘X’ from paying salaries to its employees since April this year.
Courses of Action:
I. The Government of state ‘X’ should immediately curtail the staff strength atleast by 30%.
II. The Government of state ‘X’ should reduce wasteful expenditure and arrange to pay the salaries of its employees.

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17. Statement : The police department has come under a cloud with recent revelations that at least two senior . police officers are suspected to have been involved in the illegal sale of a large quantity of weapons from the stare police armoury.
Courses of Action:
I. A thorough investigation should be ordered by the State Government to find out all those who are involved into the illegal sale of arms.
II. State police armoury should be kept under Centra, Government control.

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18. Statement: Certain mining industries in Gujarat may come to a standstill because of the notification issued by the Department of Environment and Forest, banning mining operations and industries alike within 25 km of national park, the sanctuaries and reserve forest areas.
Courses of Action:
I. The department should be asked to immediately withdraw the notification.
II. The Government should make efforts to shift the parks, sanctuaries and reserve forests to other non-mining areas.

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19. Statement: The State Government has decided to declare ‘Kala Azar’ as a notifiable disease under the Epidemic Act. Under the Epidemic Act, 1897, family members or neighbours of the patient are liable to be punished in case they did not inform the State Authorities.
Courses of Action:
I. Efforts should be made to efficiently implement the Act.
II. The cases of punishment should be propagated through mass media so that more people become aware of the stem action.

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20. Statement: Every year, at the beginning or at the end of the Monsoon, we have some cases of conjuctivitis, but this year, it seems to be a major epidemic, witnessed after nearly four years.
Courses of Action:
I. Precautionary measures should be taken after every four years to check the epidemic.
II. People should be advised to drink boiled water during the Monsoon season.

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21. Statement: The committee has criticised the institute for its failure to implement a dozen of regular programmes despite an increase in the staff strength and not drawing up a firm action plan for studies and researches.
Courses of Action:
I. The broad objectives of the institute should be redefined to implement a practical action plan.
II. The institute should give a report on reasons for not having implemented the planned programmes.

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22. Statement : The rates of interest on Post Office recurring deposit accounts have been increased with effect from 1st Oct. This has been done to attract more deposits.
Courses of Action:
I. Efforts should also be made to make the public aware about this increase in the rate of interest.
II. If the deposits don’t increase in next six months, the rate of interest should be further increased.

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