Separation of powers Current Affairs, GK & News

2019 General Studies Paper-2 : Questions

Do you think Constitution of India does not accept principle of strict separation of powers rather it is based on the principle of ‘checks and balance’? Explain. [10 Marks] “The Central Administrative Tribunal which was established for redressal of grievances and complaints by or against central government employees nowadays is exercising its powers as an ..

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Post Retirement Jobs of Judges: Conflict of Interest

The appointment Justice Sunil Gaur, the retired Delhi High Court judge who delivered judgments in the cases which the opposition criticized as political witch-hunt as stirred up a new controversy. Other Similar Controversies Earlier this year in January 2019 Justice AK Sikri was forced to turn down an offer from the government to nominate him to ..

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Joint Committee on Office of Profit

On 23rd July 2019, Lok Sabha has passed a resolution for setting up a joint committee to examine the issues related to offices of profit. About the Committee The persons holding the office of profit are bound to be disqualified as members of parliament. The committee is vested with the mandate to recommend what constitutes ..

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Problems with Judicial Legislation

It is often criticised that the Indian Supreme Court and High Courts have not been observing the judicial restraint and is encroaching on to the domain of the other two organs of the state, the legislature and the executive. Instances of Encroachment In the case of State of Tamilnadu v K. Balu, the Supreme Court banned ..

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What is constitution law?

Constitutional law is a body of rules, doctrines and practices that sets out how the machinery of the Government of a State should be organized. These rules and norms decide powers and structures among different entities of a State viz. executive, legislature and judiciary; and also the powers between the central, state / provincial and ..

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