Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
2) Discuss the issues related to abuse of post of Governor in federal polity of India failing to function mainly with aspects of impartially and efficiently.(250 words)
Polity by Lakshmikant
Why this question:
The post of Governor has been marred with controversies , in such a context it is essential to evaluate its functioning from the exam point of view.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must explain in detail issues related to abuse of post of Governor in federal polity failing to function impartially and efficiently.
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:
Begin with significance of post of governor as head of administration to be appointed by President of India, holding office at his pleasure.
- Explain the incidences of Abuse of the post of Governor – Misuse of Article 356, power of reserving bill, As an agent of political party in power at center, her Partisan role in Hung assemblies and other discretionary powers.
- Give examples from recent incidences
- Suggest way forward – mention recommendations of Sarkaria commission.
Conclude by significance of such posts in the polity of the country.