Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
3) Has the Tenth Schedule of the Indian Constitution failed to avert defections? Critically analyse. (250 words)
Why this question:
The question intends to examine the tenth schedule and the lacunae recently witnessed.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss the tenth schedule in detail and analyse the provisions.
Critically analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.
Structure of the answer:
Describe in brief tenth schedule.
Discuss What is anti-defection law? What are its provisions and in what way the law has faced severe flaws in curbing the defections or addressing them successfully?
One has to quote examples of the recent controversies around it.
Conclude with what needs to be done and how can the flaws be overcome.