Achievements and challenges of Indian democracy standing at the threshold of platinum jubilee
Sanjeev C Shirpurkar
Even in this era of 21st century, the democratic system of independent India, which follows the ancient democratic culture, stands at the entrance of the platinum jubilee year. The long journey of smooth functioning of the governance system of democracy has been very volatile. During this time we also saw the instability and poor system of coalition government while also realizing the harsh decision of majority governments. We have also seen the journey from Nationalization of Banks to Net Banking system, from cash payments to Digital payment and increase or decline in GDP rate. We have seen the creation of new laws in place of traditional laws and to some extent the judicial system of the country has come under the purview of Right to information act. During this period, we saw the increasing participation of youth at every level of the political system, increasing the political consciousness and voting percentage of voters and the common people occupying the top posts of the country. Considering the positive and negative role of the opposition, felt the sensitive and transparent role of the administration, then saw the highest leadership of the country while discharging the role of the "Pradhan Sevak" of the people. Undoubtedly, our democratic system is getting stronger day by day, but some problems related to education, health, unemployment, poverty, migration, security and elections are blocking the path of healthy functioning of democracy. In such situation, a mature political leadership, the formulation and implementation of farsighted policies and our self-determination, self-discipline, self- dependency, discretion and positive thinking will give a "Dimond Status" to the democracy of this country.