Are the socio-economic welfare policies part of good governance?Various States Governments and even the Central Government have brought various welfare schemes for the benefit of the economically weaker sections and to promote the socio-economic conditions of the region. The Vajpayee Government was well know for the construction of good roads connecting the rural areas and the national high way development. Such schemes do get appreciation from all corners. But the vote bank politics in India, specially in the Southern part is on higher intensity and all the parties come up with various populist schemes.
If you are extending the medical facilities under the Government's health insurance schemes, sure we have to appreciate. Special incentives given to women folk for their self-employment schemes in rural areas are not being properly monitored as reported by various news agencies. Are these welfare schemes necessarily be a part of good governance or just political gimmick?