The minister decides the overall framework and objectives within which decisions on policy should be made. The minister is not and is not expected to be, an expert in the matters of her ministry.
The minister takes the advice of experts on all technical patters. But very often experts hold different opinions or place before her more than one option. Depending on what the overall objective is, the minister decides.
Read the above passage and answer the following questions
(a) Why ministers have power of taking decisions, although they have little or no knowledge about the matter?
(b) Who are the technical experts whose advice is taken by the ministers?
© What values /lessons you have learnt from the above passage?