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To what extent, in your view, the Parliament is able to ensure accountability of the executive in India?
Constitution of India provides for a parliamentary form of government, where the Executive is responsible to the Parliament for its policies and acts.
Mechanisms of Parliamentary control over the Executive:
Parliament unable to ensure accountability of the executive:
1. Tendencies to evade route of debates/discussions/checks through instruments –
2. Sidelining parliamentary institutions –
3. During the pandemic – a complete session [Winter session] was missed.
4. Lack of discipline/decorum – frequent disruptions [PRS – LS lost 1/6th; RS lost 1/3rd of its time to disruptions]
Suggestion to improve
Topics covered - Parliament, Parliamentary Committees