CBSE Value Based Question
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Civics Power Sharing
Q.1. Which values you have learned from the principle of power-sharing?
Ans. (i) Power-sharing minimises the likelihood of social conflict and contributes to societal harmony.
(ii) The spirit of democracy is based on power-sharing.
(iii) Seat reservations for women in power-sharing situations lead to women’s empowerment.
Q.2. ‘Principle of majoritarianism is against the human values.’ Justify.
Ans. (i) It contributes to minority group members’ feelings of estrangement.
(ii) It can lead to societal strife, such as the Sri Lankan Civil War.
(iii) It violates the power-sharing concept.
Q.3. Give three examples of power-sharing in India. Also, mention the social/moral value it strengthens.
Ans. (i)Reservation of seats in the Lok Sabha for SC and ST: This ensures that all people, including the poor, have an equal chance.
(ii) Women’s seats in local government are reserved: this leads to women’s empowerment.
(iii) Legislative powers: The Indian Constitution establishes a three-tiered allocation of legislative powers between the Union and the states. It bolsters the democratic spirit.