Note: Leaky bucket concept was first postulated by Arthur Okun in 1970's to highlight the efficiency loss in economy. The concept received global attention when India's erstwhile Prime Minister stated in one of the public meeting held at KBK clusters that out of one rupees allocated for people only 15 paise reaches to the target. It means 85 paisa get lost from the bucket of 100 paisa, from the disbursal point to destination point. (Candidates are advised to read the above note and conceptualise the "leaky bucket" theory and imagine from their own experience as to whether such incidents really hapenning or not.) Now armed with above, please answer the following. I. What are the ways for Government to fill the bucket? Ii. How Government transfers the resources from better off to worst off people? Iii. What are the major sources of leakage and efficiency loss both from Government's perspective and beneficiary perspective? Iv. Is it true to say that major emergencies like covid, super cyclone or famine largely exposes the leakages in the system? V. From your own experience kindly suggest the possible ways to fill the leakage. Expectation: Original and innovative thoughts from the candidates.