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Why do you think disruption is replacing discussion as the foundation of our legislative functioning off late? Explain and suggest measures for breaking the pattern of these parliamentary disruptions.

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.

3. Why do you think disruption is replacing discussion as the foundation of our legislative functioning off late? Explain and suggest measures for breaking the pattern of these parliamentary disruptions. (250 words)

Reference:  Indian Express

Why the question:

Last week, a newspaper reported that the government is considering curtailing the monsoon session of Parliament on account of disruptions.

Key Demand of the question:

One must discuss about disruption of legislatures and ways to deal with it.

Directive:

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with what are the disruptions that are being witnessed in the functioning of legislative.

Body:

The answer body must have the following aspects covered:

Discuss first the reasons for disruptions; inadequate time, Unresponsive attitude, Adherence to norm, the absence of prompt action against disrupting MPs under the legislature’s rules.

Suggest what needs to be done; Enforcement of a code of conduct for MPs and MLAs, increase in working days, legislature should meet throughout the year, like parliaments of most developed democracies, concept of opposition days etc.

Conclusion:

Strengthening of our Parliament is the solution to prevent disruption of its proceedings. It is the only mechanism to ensure that disrupting its proceedings or allowing them to be disrupted ceases to be a viable option.