Chapter 2

NCERT
Class 10
Political Science
Solutions
14. Prime Minister runs the country. The Chief Minister runs the state. Logically, then the Chairperson of Zilla Parishad should run the district. Why does the D.M. or Collector administer the district?

Question:

Prime Minister runs the country. The Chief Minister runs the state. Logically,then the Chairperson of Zilla Parishad should run the district. Why does theD.M. or Collector administer the district?

Answer:

The president of Zilla Parishad is the political head. All the decisions are made under his leadership. In fact, the DM is the administrative head, who executes the decisions of the Parishad. This is, in fact, an example of sharing of power. We can compare it with sharing of power between the legislative and executive. So it is right that the DM administers the district.

Because D.M. or Collectors are the representatives of the Union Government and under a three tier system the chairperson of Zilla Parishad is accountable to the representatives of the Union Government.

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