Legislature

Legislature

Parliament & Legislature
Previous year questions

  1. Discuss the role of Public Accounts Committee in establishing accountability of the government to the people.  (2017)
  2. Distinction between ‘Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committees’ and Parliamentary Forums’. (2011)

RAG Topics

 

 

  1. Office of Profit & Parliamentary secretary
  2. Significance of Rajyasabha
  3. PAC, Estimates Committee and Committee on Public Undertakings

 

  1. Pre and Post legislation process

 

  1. Constitution amendment procedure

Practice questions

  1. Describe the role of Rajya Sabha as conceived by our constitution makers. Has the Rajya Sabha lost its relevance. Elborate
Privilages & Anti-defection law
Previous year questions

  1. The ‘Powers, Privileges and Immunities of Parliament and its Members’ as envisaged in Article 105 of the Constitution leave room for a large number of un-codified and un-enumerated privileges to continue. Assess the reasons for the absence of legal codification of the ‘parliamentary privileges’. How can this problem be addressed? (2014)
  2. The role of individual MPs (Members of Parliament) has diminished over the years and as a result healthy constructive debates on policy issues are not usually witnessed. How far can this be attributed to the anti-defection law, which was legislated but with a different intention? (2014)

RAG Topics

 

 

  1. Whips conference
  2. Role of speaker in deciding disqualification of candidate

 

  1. Freedom of speech in parliament

 

  1. Uncodified parliamentary privilages

 

Practice Questions

  1. Why many times courts have reversed the decisions of speaker to disqualify the candidates on the basis of anti-defection law? What more changes are required in the law to ensure speaker acts in bi-partisan manner.
Important bills or acts
Previous year questions

  1. If amendments to Whistleblowers Act are passed, there may be no one left to protect. Comment

RAG Topics

 

Practice questions

  1. Trafficking in human beings is the third largest organised crime violating basic human rights. Discuss the steps to tackle this problem.
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