Q.4 An independent and empowered social audit mechanism is an absolute must in every sphere of public service, including judiciary, to ensure performance, accountability and ethical conduct. Elaborate. (10 Marks)

Mentor’s Comments- In introduction, elaborate on the social audit mechanism along with some examples such as MGNREGA. In the body, first mention why social audit is a must to ensure performance, accountability and ethical conduct. Then, mention some points on why it is required specifically for the judiciary. Conclude with a way forward.