Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.
4) Discuss the recent major environmental orders taken by the Judicial wing of the country and analyse their significance in keeping a check on the decisions of the executive.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article brings out a detailed narration of recent verdicts with respect to environmental concerns by the judicial wing.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must evaluate top environmental cases heard in the supreme court, high courts and national green tribunal recently and their impact.
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 importance of such verdicts in tackling environmental concerns.
In brief discuss –
- The recent verdicts ranging from – SC permitted felling of 202 trees in Perumalai Forest for road with conditions, Joint committee to look into compliance of NGT orders on solid waste dumping in Vrindavan etc.
- Then highlight how these verdicts provide for a check against the decisions of the executive.
- Quote examples where the executive and the judiciary are at rift and conclude that despite the turf , such relationship best favors in addressing the concerns of the environment in the country.
Conclude by suggesting way forward.