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The recently proposed draft rules for augmenting the development of Lakshadweep are actually undemocratic in nature. Critically examine.

Topic: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.

3. The recently proposed draft rules for augmenting the development of Lakshadweep are actually undemocratic in nature. Critically examine. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 2 and mentioned as part of Mission-2022 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about positives and negatives of draft regulations for Lakshadweep development.

Directive word: 

Critically examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we have to look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications. 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 judgment.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving context of recently proposed draft regulations by the Lakshadweep administrator.

Body:

In the first part, mention in brief the regulations and their objectives – Lakshadweep Animal Preservation Regulation, 2021; the Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Regulation (PASA); the Lakshadweep Panchayat Regulation, 2021 and Lakshadweep Development Authority Regulation 2021.

Next, bring out the positive aspects of the above regulations for the better development and growth of the island.

Next, write about the undemocratic nature and other limitations of the above proposed regulations.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward regarding the changes needed to the draft regulations.