Weekly Mains Exam 2014 Answer Writing Challenges- General Studies-II "MODULE- I"

Weekly Mains Exam 2014 Answer Writing Challenges- General Studies-II

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General Studies- II: Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations

  1. Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
  2. Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
  3. Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
  4. Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
  5. Parliament and State Legislatures - structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
  6. Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.
  7. Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
  8. Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
  9. Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies

Challenge Questions:


Q1. ‘Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced the decision to set up an institution named 3P India with a corpus of Rs.500 crore, to provide support to mainstreaming PPPs’. Elaborate developments under ‘Public Private Partnership’ in present budget. (200 words) 10 Marks "Write Your Answer in below form"

Q2. Write a brief note on ‘The Representation of the People (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2013’. (200 words) 10 Marks "Write Your Answer in below form"

Q3. What does Constitution and Supreme Court says regarding removal of Governors in India ? (200 words) 10 Marks "Write Your Answer in below form"

Q4. A secular gender-neutral adoption law for all people is required ? Explain. The draft Juvenile Justice Bill, 2014 is a comprehensive mechanism to deal with children in conflict with law as well as children who are in need of care and protection. Discuss. (200 words) 10 Marks "Write Your Answer in below form"

Q5. Different states in India have different relationships with the Constitution and the Centre. But asymmetric federalism works. The problem is it leads to policy paralysis, which can only be handled by effective linkage mechanisms.Discuss. (200 words) 10 Marks "Write Your Answer in below form"

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