Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary; Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.
3) How is Indian president impeached?What is the procedure for impeachment of a president? Compare and contrast it with the process of impeachment of the President of United States.(250 words)
Why this question:
A call between Trump and the Ukraine President has triggered a new crisis in the US, with the Democrat-led House of Representatives deciding to initiate an impeachment inquiry against the President. Thus making it important from the point of view of GS-II paper.
Key demand of the question:
The question is straightforward and aims to throw light on the impeachment process of President in India and discuss in what way it is different from that in United States.
Compare and Contrast – Identify the similarities and differences between two or more phenomena. Say if any of the shared similarities or differences are more important than others.
Structure of the answer:
Start by explaining the significance of the post of President in India and in US.
Explain the procedure of impeachment in both the countries; discuss how they are different from each other. Explain the significance of the process in the respective constitution.
Conclude with significance of impeachment in a democratic country.