Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure
2) As per the the 84th Amendment act, the constituency boundaries are frozen till the first census after 2026, that is, at least until after 2031. What are the implications of this amendment? Should India go back to the decadal revisions of the constituency boundaries keeping in mind the changing demographics of India? Comment. (250 Words)
Why this question?
Delimitation is an important concept. Questions tests your concept and ability to apply it. It’s a very important question.
Key demand of the question:
In the first part, explain the impact of 84th amendment act. In the second part, you should opine if the Parliament should reverse the amendment and go back to decadal revision of the constituency boundaries (give reasons to substantiate your stance – the first part of answer should be referred back)
Comment: Your opinion on the issue should be written (in the second part). Not needed in the first part.
Structure of Answer:
In the introduction highlight why delimitation is an important exercise and why its frequency matters. You can quote a fact about how many delimitation exercises have taken place since independence and how much population has grown since then.
In the body, There should be TWO mains parts to address TWO parts of the question (always write heading as asked in the question – don’t modify them. For ex – First heading should be ‘ The implications of this 84th amendment ‘ , not just ‘implications‘ or ‘consequences‘)
In the second part, in 3-4 points, comment if India should go back to decadal revisions. In each point, don’t forget to substantiate.
In the conclusion, write about what might happen if we wait till 2031 for next delimitation.