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3) Discuss the constitutional status of Rajya Sabha with respect to Lok Sabha. (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.

3) Discuss the constitutional status of Rajya Sabha with respect to Lok Sabha. (250 words)

 Indian polity by Lakshmikant

Why this question:

The question is from the static portions of the polity for GS paper I.

Key demand of the question:

One must discuss the constitutional status of Rajya Sabha with respect to Lok Sabha.

Directive:

DiscussThis 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: 

constitutional status of Rajya Sabha w.r.t Lok Sabha to be discussed in three heads – 

    • Where Rajya Sabha is equals to Lok Sabha
    • Where Rajya Sabha is unequal to Lok Sabha 
    • Special powers of Rajya Sabha which are not shared with Lok Sabha  

Body:

Discuss all the headings in sequential manner by discussing the provisions in the constitution in brief.

Highlight the features in detail of both the houses.

Conclusion:

Conclude by highlighting the importance of Rajya Sabha. Example, it promotes the doctrine of checks and balances and scrutinizes hasty decisions of the Lok Sabha.

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