Functions and Responsibilities of the Union and the States


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                                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?
                                2. Instances of President's delay in commuting death sentences has come under public debate as denial of justice. Should there be a time limit specified for the President to accept/reject such petitions? Analyse.
                                3. In your view, what can be implications of making governor devoid of his power to reserve bills for presidential assent? Critically discuss while keeping in focus article 200 of the constitution.
                                4. What are the essential conditions of promulgating the ordinance with respect to President and Governors in India? How far in the present time the ordinance making power became a tool of bypassing the democratic procedure? Discuss with suitable examples.
                                5. Explain the power of President of India with respect to his powers to withhold assent in case of Ordinary Bills, Money Bills and Constitution Amendment Bills.
                                6. Except in the case of collective responsibility of the Council of Ministers and certain financial matters, Both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha enjoy equal powers. Explain.
                                7. Much controversy has been generated in modern times regarding Article 74 related to 'aid and advice' of the Council of Ministers (CoM) to President. Is the aid and advice of CoM binding on President? Discuss why and when this advice is binding or non-binding?
                                8. The Indian Constitution has provisions for holding joint session of the two Houses of the Parliament. Enumerate the occasions when this would normally happen and also the occasions when it cannot, with reason thereof.
                                9. What are the matters with respect to which a Bill needs a prior consent of the President before it is introduced in Parliament? Explain.
                                10. What the importance of Leader of Opposition in the Indian polity? Enumerate the constitutional officers in India whose appointment require and don't require the concurrence from the Leader of Opposition.
                                11. Give an account of the President�s rule in India. What are the conditions in which it can be applied in a state?
                                12. Discuss in detail the powers available to the Lok Sabha speaker and functions allotted to him to be performed.
                                13. Leader of opposition holds a place of immense importance. Discuss the significance of Leader of opposition.
                                14. Comment on the nature of Ordinance-making power of the President of India. What safeguards are there against possible misuse?
                                15. Distinguish between Cabinet Secretariat and Prime Minister’s Secretariat. Which of these is more important?
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