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1) Analyse the mechanisms through which the separation of powers between legislature and executive has been weakened, thereby weakening the legislature over the years in India. (250 words)

Topic– Part of static series under the heading – “Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and
institutions”

1) Analyse the mechanisms through which the separation of powers between legislature and executive has been weakened, thereby weakening the legislature over the years in India. (250 words)

 

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to bring out the various mechanisms whether statutory, convention etc through which the notion of separation of power has been diluted Indian polity when it comes to relation between executive and legislature.

Directive word

Analyze – When asked to analyze, you  have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Explain what is meant by theory of separation of power. Discuss its application in Indian context.

Body – Discuss some of the mechanisms through which executive has encroached into the domain of legislature such as through ordinance making power, passing ordinary legislative bills as money bills etc. Discuss the impact such measures have on disturbing the balance between the organs of the government and what should be done to curb this practice.

Conclusion – Give your view on the present state and discuss way forward.