What are promotional or public interest groups?

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What are promotional or public interest groups?

Answer:

  • Promotional or public interest groups promote collective rather than selective groups.
  • They aim to help groups other than their own members. For example, a group fighting against bonded labour fights not for itself but for those who are suffering under’such bondage.
  • In some instances, the members of a public interest group may undertake activity that benefits them as well as others too.
  • Like BAMCEF (Backward and Minority Community Employees’ Federation) is an organisation largely made up of government employees that campaigns against caste discrimination.
  • It addresses the problems of its members who suffer discrimination but its principal concern is with social justice and social equality for the entire society.