IES Indian Economic Previous Year Paper (2005)
Candidates should attempt any FIVE parts of the following question. (Answer to each part should be approximately of 50 words)
1. What do you understand by the following?
(i) Import Substitution.
(ii) Plan Grants
(iii) Kisan Credit Cards.
(iv) Pension Reforms.
(vi) FRBM Act.
(vii) Service Tax. (7 ×5 = 35)
Candidates should attempt any FIVE parts of the following question. (Answer to each part should be approximately of 150 words)
2. (i) Evaluate National Rural employment generation scheme.
(ii) Give your comments on Bharat Nirman.
(iii) Explain reasons for rural-urban migration and migrant characteristics in India.
(iv) Make an analysis of Industrial Unemployment in India.
(v) Explain the recent changes in the composition of exports in the post reform period.
(vi) Give an account of the subsidies of the Government for agricultural development with reference to (a) Fertilizer, (b) Power Supply.
(vii) Explain Debt Swapping Scheme and its fiscal implications on the States. (15 × 5 = 75)
Candidates should attempt any THREE of the following questions. (Answer to each question should be approximately of 500 words)
3. Explain the importance and the provisions of 73rd Constitutional amendment and critically analyses whether the goal of decentralized governance is realized. (30)
4. Critically evaluate the major recommendations of the Twelfth Finance Commission in view of equalization of vertical and horizontal fiscal imbalances. (30)
5. Explain various measures of poverty. Evaluate poverty eradication programmes undertaken by the Union Government. (30)
6. Critically analyses the important features of Foreign Trade Policy 2004-09. Examine whether it would achieves its objective. (30)
7. Analyses the important recommendations of Raja J. Chellaieh Committee on taxation. Examine their impact on savings and tax revenue of the Union Government. (30)