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The state of a parliament reflects the health of a democratic system, and addressing concerns about a declining parliamentary environment is crucial for the healthy functioning of democracy. Analyse.

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

3. The state of a parliament reflects the health of a democratic system, and addressing concerns about a declining parliamentary environment is crucial for the healthy functioning of democracy. Analyse. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: The HinduInsights on India

Why the question:

It was one of the gravest security lapses the House has witnessed in its history when two young men with gas canisters jumped on to the floor of the Lok Sabha from its gallery and spread pandemonium there for reasons little known so far.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the performance of parliament and ways to better to it.

Directive word: 

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by describing parliamentary form of government adopted by India.

Body:

In the first part, write about the major features of Parliamentary forms of government in India. Nominal and Real Head, Executive is a Part of Legislature, Majority Party Rule, Collective Responsibility etc.

Next, write about it’s the issues in the functioning of the parliament in the recent years. Cite examples to substantiate.

Next, write about the steps that are needed to overcome the above – political leaders, lawmakers, and citizens to actively promote democratic values, inclusivity, and the importance of a strong opposition etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.