Topic:Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. Therein.
2) Unequal development among states and within states have led to problems like migration, substandard quality of life and led to competitive federalism, it has also further increased gap between developed and underdeveloped states. Do you think formation of small states would address this problem in India? Analyse. (250 words)
Indian Polity by Laxmikanth
Why this question:
The question is from the static portions of polity section.
Key demand of the question:
Answer demands benefits of smaller states and are they solution to problems which India is now suffering now.
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.
Structure of the answer:
Quote facts and figures from world inequality report 2018 or state human development report by UNDP to understand gravity of problem.
Discuss what benefits of small states are; explain how they would help in inclusive and equitable Governance.
Then write what are disadvantages of small states and how they will give rise new problems.
Provide suitable examples from the recent times.
Conclude by giving suggestions like strengthening grassroot democracy by bringing amendments to 73rd &74th CAA. Write strengthening of Charter act, RTI etc.