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4) It is an irony of Indian democracy that citizens have more faith often in unelected institutions than elected representatives. Comment.(250 words)

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.

4) It is an irony of Indian democracy that citizens have more faith often in unelected institutions than elected representatives. Comment.(250 words)

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Why this question:

The article covers a detailed narration of the citizenry behaviour as to how they have more faith often in unelected institutions than elected representatives.

Key demand of the question:

One has to explain the irony in the question statement with suitable illustrations and explain what needs to be done to restore such faith in the elected representatives.

Directive:

Commenthere we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

State that Surveys have shown that faith in the armed forces and institutions such as the Election Commission often surpasses the faith citizens have in the legislature or the executive.

Body:

Such a question can be best explained through suitable examples like – Judiciary; explain that our founders carefully constructed a system of checks and balances, and separation of powers. Aware of the dangers of populism, and of the temptation of the political leadership to bypass the law, India’s constitution designed a judiciary meant to be truly independent. The institution, to its credit, has lived up to this faith. Even at the most difficult of times, such as the Emergency, during which the role of the Supreme Court (SC) has been legitimately questioned as having aided the subversion of fundamental rights, it is instructive to remember that at least some within the institution sought to uphold the law.

Another example could be of CBI.

Conclusion:

Conclude by suggesting solutions as to what needs to be done.

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