Topic : Devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
3) Independence of local level institutions in a democracy are the true barometer of governance. Discuss.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is in the context of independence of local level institutions and their significance in bringing good governance.
Key demands of the question:
The answer must discuss whether the new social and political order calls for a reorganization and whether there is any guarantee for effective administration.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Introduce by underlining fundamentals of democracy and the role of local institutions in it.
Discussion should revolve around how the independence of local self-governing institutions will ensure better functioning of democracy and good governance. Explain Governance and good governance concept, elements associated, role of Local government in promoting decentralization, how it can act as an effective tool for ensuring a greater match of the administrative agenda with expectations of the people.
conclude your answer with significance of local institutions in bringing good governance.