Which two categories constitute the executive in a democratic country?
- Political Executive: One that is elected by the people for a specific period is called the ‘political executive’. Political leaders who take big decisions fall in this category.
- Permanent Executive: In this category, people are appointed on a long-term basis. This is called the ‘permanent executive or civil services’. They are the civil servants. They remain in office even when the ruling party changes. These officers work under ministers and assist them in carrying out the day-to-day administration.