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Basic to democracy is the devolution of power, and with it, welfare from the elite echelons to the ground level. Elaborate on the major features of Indian democracy.

Topic: Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.

3. Basic to democracy is the devolution of power, and with it, welfare from the elite echelons to the ground level. Elaborate on the major features of Indian democracy. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question:

The democracy that is functional around the world today — even as it has a long history of evolution — was essentially a 19th century to 20th century western creation. Every civilisation, of course, claims to have had some form of democratic origin

Key Demand of the question: 

To write about democracy and its major features in India.

Directive word:

Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the context. You must be defining key terms wherever appropriate and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Introduction: 

Begin by defining democracy.

Body:

First, write about as hot how devolution of power and overall welfare of the society are a crucial part of Indian democracy.

Next, write about the major features of Indian democracy – Popular sovereignty, Federalism, Multi-party system, Political equality, independent judiciary and constitutional supremacy etc. Substantiate with examples.

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarising.