Separation of Powers Dispute Resolution Mechanisms


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                      1. Critically examine the implications of the following developments upon separation of powers between legislative and executive in India - (1) Anti-defection law (2) 91st Amendment of the Constitution.
                      2. Elucidate the constitutional provisions under which (1) Parliament can enact a law on subject of state list (2) Parliament can create new All India Services (3) Parliament can abolish existing All India Service.
                      3. Law and Order should be moved from state list to union list in the seventh schedule of the constitution. Critically discuss in the light of political interference faced by police personnel impeding the functioning of police.
                      4. Cooperative federalism is mere talk. The trend towards centralization of authority is still continued in India as evident from migration of various subjects from state list to concurrent list and concurrent to union list. Critically discuss this statement.
                      5. The very concept of cooperative federalism implies a strong centre, and state governments are largely administrative agencies for central policies. Critically discuss.
                      6. Elucidate the distribution of legislative powers in India between centre and states in the light of articles 200, 245, 246, 356 and 357.
                      7. The listing of 'Public Order' in the state list under seventh schedule of the constitution denies the parliament / central government any legislative / policy-making role in matters relating to Public Order. Since many public order situations are now having national security ramifications, there is a view that "public order" should be brought under concurrent list. Do you concur with this view? Discuss while analyzing the possible implications of such move on federal structure and stating if this can be done without diluting the federal nature of our polity.
                      8. Highlight the key observations of Supreme Court in recent judgment over River Cauvery water-sharing dispute and their potential implications over federalism.
                      9. Do you think the water related challenges which India is bound to face in the future can be checked by a Pact between the Centre and the States?
                      10. Discuss the administrative relations between the centre and the states in the light of recent controversies.
                      11. With the appointment of 213 Judges pending with the Government, the High Courts grow thinner resulting in a logjam of cases. Comment.
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