UPSC Mains Law Paper Topic : Relationship between Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles & Fundamental Duties

UPSC Mains Law Paper Topic :  Relationship between Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles &

Fundamental Duties

  1. “In recent times certain directive principles have been judicially enforced and made enforceable by imaginative and creative interpretation of fundamental rights . “Do you agree? Give reasons. (97/I/2a/.30)
  2. Directive Principles of state Policy have played a significant role in the interpretation of the Constitution. Explain and illustrate your answer. (98/I/2a/30)
  3. What are the discretionary powers of the Governors of States? Why is there no provision in the Constitution for impeachment of a Governor? Explain. (00/I/1b/20)
  4. Examine critically the relationship between the Fundamental Rights and the Directive Principles of State Policy in the light of decided cases and the constitutional amendments. (00/I/2b/30)
  5. In order to make the best use of the limited resources in the country and to meet certain demands of the journalists and other workers in the newspaper industry ; the government plans to enact a law which.
    (i) fixes the minimum wages for all the journalists and workers,
    (ii) declares Sunday and all other national holidays as compulsory holidays for the newspaper industry;
    (iii) requires the newspapers to allocate certain percentage of news space to pressing socio-economic issues facing the country; and
    (iv) prohibits certain kinds of advertisements , particularly those which make indecent depiction of women. Your advice is sought by the government on the constitutionality of such legislation vis-avis Article 19(1) (a). Give your advice with reference to decided cases. (01 /I/ 2a/ 30)
  6. Justify the contemporary economic liberalisation reforms on the basis of constitutional provisions. (02/I/2b/30)
  7. “While the implementation of the Directive Principles of the State Policy is a pre-condition for the enjoyment of Fundamental Rights, the destruction of the Fundamental Rights will frustrate the realization of the Directive Principles.” Discuss. (03/I/1b/20)
  8. “Directive principles of state policy are not enforceable in the Court of Law but, nevertheless, they are fundamental in the governance of the country.” Discuss this statement with the help of decided cases. (06/I/2a/30)
  9. “Fundamental duties are only ethical and moral duties and should not form a part of the fundamental law.” Comment. (06/I/ lb/ 20)
  10. Write short note: The scope of the constitutional harmony and balance between ‘Fundamental Rights’ and ‘Directive Principles’ of State Policy. (08/I/4c/20)
  11. ‘Explain and elucidate the significance of the various strategies adopted for the implementation of the ‘Directive Principles’ of Stale Policy enshrined in Part - IV of the Indian Constitution. (08/I/1d/20)
  12. Spell out the object and reasons of Part IV A of the Constitution of India. Do you support this addition to the Constitution of India? Give reasons and also suggest some effective measures to make these provisions more realistic and operational. (09/I/3b/30)
  13. “The Directive Principles which have been declared to be ‘fundamental’ in the governance of the country cannot be isolated from Fundamental Rights.” Explain critically. Also throw light with reference to recent judgments on the Supreme Court’s view as regards the interplay of Directive Principles and Fundamental Rights. (09/I/3a/30)
  14. Has judiciary been a hindrance or a facilitator in the interpretation of Directive Principles? Examine in the light of various judgments of the Supreme Court? (13/I/1a/10)
  15. “Fundamental duties are only ethical or moral duties and should not form a part of the fundamental law.” Comment (13/I/1b/10)
  16. Is ‘Commercial advertisement’ covered within the ambit of ‘freedom of speech and expression’? Discuss with reference to leading cases.(13/I/1c/10)
  17. Critically examine the constitutional validity of an amendment deleting Article 16(4) and authorizing the State to make job reservation in favour of the backward classes of citizens. (13/I/1d/10)
  18. Doctrine of equality under the Constitution cannot be applied to legitimize an illegal act. Can equality be invoked to justify another wrong? Critically examine with reference to
    cases. (13/I/1e/10)
  19. Do you agree with the view that “equality is antithesis of arbitrariness. In fact equality and arbitrariness are sworn enemies”? (13/I/2a/25)
  20. Introduction of Uniform Civil Code. (13/I/4c/20)
  21. Whether law relating to preventive detention can be challenged for violation of Article 19? (13/I/4b/1 5)





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