the light of recent controversy regarding the use of Electronic Voting
Machines (EVM), what are the challenges before the Election Commission of
India to ensure the trustworthiness of elections in India? (10)
National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) can enforce the
implementation of constitutional reservation for the Scheduled Castes in
the religious minority institutions? Examine. (10)
what circumstances can the Financial Emergency be proclaimed by the
President of India? What consequences follow when such a declaration
remains in force? (10)
do you think the committees are considered to be useful for parliamentary
work? Discuss, in this context, the role of the Estimates Committee. (10)
Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has a very vital role to play.”
Explain how this is reflected in the method and terms of his appointment
as well as the range of powers he can exercise. (10)
contradictions among various competing sectors and stakeholders have resulted
in inadequate ‘protection and prevention of degradation to environment.”
Comment with relevant illustrations.
local community level healthcare intervention is a prerequisite to achieve
‘Health for All’ in India. Explain.
in not only about utilization of the power of new technology, but also
much about critical importance of the ‘use value’ of information. Explain.
relations with Israel have, of late, acquired a depth and diversity, which
cannot be rolled back.” Discuss. (10 )
number of outside powers have entrenched themselves in Central Asia, which
is a zone of interest to India. Discuss the implications, in this context,
of India’s joining the Ashgabat Agreement, 2018. (10)
the Supreme Court Judgement (July 2018) can settle the political tussle
between the Lt. Governor and elected government of Delhi? Examine. (15)
far do you agree with the view that tribunals curtail the jurisdiction of
ordinary courts? In view of the above, discuss the constitutional validity
and competency of the tribunals in India. (15)
and USA are two large democracies. Examine the basic tenets on which the
two political systems are based.
is the Finance Commission of India constituted? What do you know about the
terms of reference of the recently constituted Finance Commission?
the importance of the Panchayat system in India as a part of local
government. Apart from government grants, what sources the Panchayats can
look out for financing developmental projects? (15)
of various commissions for the vulnerable sections of the society leads to
problems of overlapping jurisdiction and duplication of functions. Is it
better to merge all commissions into an umbrella Human Rights Commission?
Argue your case. (15)
far do you agree with the view that the focus on lack of availability of
food as the main cause of hunger takes the attention away from ineffective
human development policies in India? (15)
Charter is an ideal instrument of organisational transparency and
accountability, but it has its own limitations. Identify the limitations
and suggest measures for greater effectiveness of the Citizen’s Charters.
are the key areas of reform if the WTO has to survive in the present
context of ‘Trade War’, especially keeping in mind the interest of India?
what ways would the ongoing US-Iran Nuclear Pact Controversy affect the
national interest of India? How should India respond to its situation?