Topic– Part of static series under the heading – “Recommendations of Punchhi Commission”
2) Recently, in the process of formation of government in Goa and Karnataka, a lot of political drama ensued. Discuss how the recommendations of Punchhi Commission, if implemented, would have ensured smoother processes?(250 words)
Key demand of the question
The question expects us to highlight the issue faced in government formation in those states. Thereafter, it expects us to quote the relevant recommendations of Punchhi Commission and how those recommendations would help.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Highlight the recent uncertainty and confusing in government formation in case of hung assembly in Goa and Karnataka.
- Discuss the two major recommendation of Punchhi Commission regarding – clear guidelines on the chief ministers’ appointment so that the discretionary powers of the governor are limited in this regard, and reforms in the office of governor
- Discuss these reforms in great detail alongwith its impact
Conclusion – Give your view on what the way forward should be.