Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
3) Developments following the 2G spectrum allocation and the Lok Pal issue have led to increased interest in understanding the work of Parliamentary committees. Analyse how effective the committee system has been and explore ways of strengthening it. (250 Words)
Why this question?
Functioning of parliamentary committees is under scanner due to their role in oversight of various aspects of our political economy. It’s a very important question.
Key demand of the question:
Direct question. Keep main focus on analysing effectiveness of parliamentary committees and measures to strengthen them.
Analyse: Divide answer into parts, and within each part, further divide into sub-parts.
Structure of Answer:
In the introduction write about a recent current affair where parliamentary committee was in news and why strengthening them is need of the hour.
In the body, There should be TWO mains parts: First part for Effectiveness of these committees (explain with current affair examples and categorise these into 3-4 broad sub-parts) In the Second part, write about strengthening these committees. Again divide into categories.
In the conclusion, write how new challenges need more deliberations and robust policies to tackle them, and how these committees can play crucial role here (cyber related challenges, security related etc)