Chapter 5

NCERT
Class 10
Political Science
Solutions
4. Can you identify the pressure groups functioning in the news clippings given here? What demand are they making?

Question:

Can you identify the pressure groups functioning in the news clippings given here? What demand are they making?

Answer:

(i) The pressure groups given in the news clippings given here are - AITUC, NGO, CII, RWAs, journalists and Delhi’s traders.

(ii) These pressure groups are making the following demands:

  • AITUS is making demand for Pro : American tilt in foreign policy.
  • NGOs : These organisations are demanding the standard drugs to be supplied to Bhopal gas victims, because these victims are getting substandard drugs.
  • CII : It is demanding for the establishment of SEZs (Special Economic Zones) for the growth in the job sector.
  • RWAs : They are making demand that their side of the story should be heard too.
  • Journalists : They are protesting against assault on photographers. So, they are demanding action against those who assaulted photographers.
  • Delhi Traders : They are demanding the assurance of timely refund of VAT dues to Delhi’s traders.

Many democratic governments provide the Flight to Information (FITI) to the citizens. The RTI Act, 2005 is a landmark legislation passed by our Parliament. Under this Act, citizens can seek information from government offices pertaining to different activities.

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