Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these
5) In legislative parlance, what does “guillotine” mean? Why and when is it used in the Indian context? Do you consider its frequent use goes against the spirit of the constitution? Comment. (250 Words)
Why this question?
It’s in news. Polity concept – will be helpful for prelims as well.
Key demand of the question:
Direct question : What is guillotine, why and when it is used. Then write few lines if it’s against the spirit of the constitution. Give more weightage to first two parts.
Comment: In the third part of the question, register your opinion.
Structure of Answer:
In the introduction write in 1-2 lines about decreasing productivity of the Parliament and how businesses are shabbily conducted due to fault of both the opposition and ruling parties.
In the body, there should be THREE main parts: First to explain what it is; Second to write why and when it’s used. Here give examples of past and present instances. Third part to write your opinion.
In the conclusion, write 1-2 lines on necessity of making Parliament accountable.