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Proliferation of Ministries and Departments in the government not only leads to weak coordination and integration but also fragmentation of functions. Comment in the context of India.

Topic:  Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries.

3. Proliferation of Ministries and Departments in the government not only leads to weak coordination and integration but also fragmentation of functions. Comment in the context of India.(250 words)

Reference: Indian Polity by Lakshmikant

Why this question:

The question is based on the premise of the possible ill-effects of the Proliferation of Ministries and Departments in the government.

Key demand of the question:

Explain the ill-impact of the Proliferation of Ministries and Departments in the government.

Directive:

Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Discuss the context of the question.

Body:

Start with reason of proliferation of ministries and departments in India. Quote examples to justify it. Briefly explain that there has been proliferation of the Ministries and Departments in Government to achieve welfare objectives of the Constitution. It has the advantage of specialization, focus and resource channelization but it also has the disadvantages of lack of coordination and inability to adopt an integrated approach to national priorities and problems. Discuss the advantage and disadvantage of proliferation. Explain the proliferation with example and address both the aspects of argument

Conclusion:

Conclude answer by suggesting solution.