Context factors influencing the strategy
The government policies being undertaken are impacted by India’s background, initially due to political instability because by frequent changes of poor, long term strategic policies were hard to developed and implement. Also India is divided by different states and has ethnicity and language diversity. Thus, policies and strategies being developed are broad based to reflect the diversity in India and be able to be implemented in different regions.
It should be also be noted that India is among the highly populated country in the world, this poses a serious challenge to the government when formulating these strategic polices; the policies thus, have to be formulate to be able to cater for the very high population. (PCI, 2006) The relative priorities among the national goal India government has several priorities that it has set in relation to the national goals and objective, the major objective of the government is currently to; Creating more job opportunities; this is being undertaken by improving the manufacturing sector of the country.
Studies show that manufacturing sector is the core engine for development of the Indian economy and also offers employment opportunities to the population. Manufacturing sector provides jobs to a lot of rural population; hence it is a priority to the government. (Philips & Wainwright, 2005) Providing universal elementary education to all; Education is important in providing skilled labor which is vital in business world. The government has put up education programs that will ensure reduction of education inequality among gender groups, and in regions.
It is estimated that by 2010 all children will be able to access free elementary education. (Philips & Wainwright, 2005) Health program is another priority to this; the government has set up “India’s health and family welfare sector investment program SIP”. The aim of SIP is to reform the health system of India through focusing on basic health care services and specifically, to improve the quality of the health care services for those disadvantaged. (Philips & Wainwright, 2005)