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- In the intro, mention the importance of scrutiny of three arms i.e. executive, legislature and judiciary.
- In the body, mention how actions of the centre are rigorously scrutinised for example attention given to recommendations of the Union Finance Commission, scrutiny of the expenditure of the union, and the acts passed by the union governments. While doing this, states are spared of the detailed scrutiny about their expenditure, efficiency and reforms etc. So, there is a need for scrutiny of the states’ functions as well.
- Conclude by mentioning the importance of scrutiny to increase the productivity of the state legislatures.