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The parliamentary system of executive vests many powers in the legislature for controlling the executive. Why, do you think, is it so necessary to control the executive?
It is necessary and essential to have a control on the executive to ensure its accountability to the elected legislature. There are various mechanisms that make certain the executive is controlled and answerable by the people’s representatives so that there is complete impartiality and transparency. It is necessary to control the executive, so it works according to the laws and we can keep a check on its working accordingly. Control on executive also avoids the chances of personality cult domination and check the subjective functioning. In a Parliamentary system, the Prime Minister is the head of the government and President act as a nominal head. In India we function in parliamentary system. The executive is answerable to the parliament. It has several powers and functions that the executive enjoys until its confidence in the parliament. To ensure that government would be aware and sensitive to public needs and expectations it becomes really important that the legislature which is the body elected by the people should control it which becomes important for the development of its nations citizens.
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The parliamentary system of executive vests many powers in the legislature for controlling the executive. Why, do you think, is it so necessary to control the executive?NCERT - Indian Constitution at Work
It is said that there is too much political interference in the working of the administrative machinery. It is suggested that there should be more and more autonomous agencies which do not have to answer to the ministers.
A. Do you think this will make administration more people friendly?
B. Do you think this will make administration more efficient?
C. Does democracy mean full control of elected representatives over the administration?NCERT - Indian Constitution at Work
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Read this discussion and say which of these statements applies most to India.
Alok: Prime Minister is like a king, he decides everything in our country.
Shekhar: Prime Minister is only ‘first among equals’, he does not have any special powers. All ministers and the PM have similar powers.
Bobby: Prime Minister has to consider the expectations of the party members and other supporters of the government. But after all, the Prime Minister has a greater say in policy making and in choosing the ministers.NCERT - Indian Constitution at Work
Read this dialogue. Which argument do you agree with? Why?
Amit: Looking at the constitutional provisions, it seems that the President is only a rubber stamp.
Shama: The President appoints the Prime Minister. So, he must have the powers to remove the Prime Minister as well.
Rajesh: We don’t need a President. After the election, the Parliament can meet and elect a leader to be the Prime Minister.NCERT - Indian Constitution at Work
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Identify the ministry which may have released the following news items. Would this be a ministry of the central government or the State government? Why?
A. An official release said that in 2004-05 the Tamil Nadu Textbooks Corporation would release new versions for standards VII, X and XI.
B. A new railway loop line bypassing the crowded Tiruvallur- Chennai section to help iron ore exporters. The new line, likely to be about 80 km long, will branch off at Puttur and then reach Athipattu near the port.
C. The three-member sub-divisional committee formed to verify suicide by farmers in Ramayampetmandal has found that the two farmers who committed suicide this month have had economic problems due to failure of crops.NCERT - Indian Constitution at Work
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i. Works within the particular State in which recruited A. Indian Foreign Service
ii. Works in any central government office located either at the national Services capital or elsewhere in the country B. State Civil Services
iii. Works in a particular State to which allotted; can also be sent on deputation to the centre C. All India Services
iv. Works in Indian missions abroad D. Central ServicesNCERT - Indian Constitution at Work
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