Topic:Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.
3) The Governor’s meddling with the democratic process is both genuine and on-going. In this backdrop, critically examine if the constitutional post of the Governor serves any valid purpose. (250 words)
Why this question:
The actions of the Maharashtra Governor have invited scrutiny with the way the office of the Governor worked over the appointment of Chief Minister. The question is amidst the challenging role that Governor post has been facing off late in the Indian political setup.
Key demand of the question:
Explain the role of Governor in detail and examine the constitutional aspects of it as to what extent is it successful.
Critically examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we have to look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.
Structure of the answer:
Briefly indicate the recent situations witnessed by Governors of the different states in the country.
Explain with recent examples and critically examine if the constitutional post of the Governor serves any valid purpose.
Discuss the constitutional roles and responsibilities.
Conclude with what should be the way ahead.