Topic– Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate
4) Discuss the principles of functioning and, various institutional and financial arrangements of the SAARC.(250 words)
Why this question
SAARC is an important regional organisation with India the largest and an important member. It is essential to know how the organisation functions and what are the governing principles.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to simply write in detail about the principles governing the functioning of SAARC. It then wants us to write in detail about the instruments through which the organisation functions.
Discuss- Discuss- This s an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question.
Structure of the answer
Introduction- write a few lines about SAARC, its members , year of founding and key objectives.
- Discuss the principles governing its functioning. E.g cooperation based on respect for the principles of sovereign equality, territorial integrity, political independence, non-interference in the internal affairs of other States and mutual benefit; not be a substitute for bilateral and multilateral cooperation but shall complement them; not be inconsistent with bilateral and multilateral obligations.
- Discuss the instruments of functioning. E.g Council of ministers; Technical Committee; Advisory Committee etc. Discuss the functions of each of them.
Conclusion- write a few lines about the scope of SAARC for regional as well as national development.