Mains-33: Functions and Responsibilities of the Union and the States

Kashmir Issue Takes Centre Stage In The US Congress

A resolution has been introduced by Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal in the US Congress for India to swiftly end the communication lockdown in Jammu and Kashmir, which has been in place since August 2019. What is the issue? On August 5, 2019, the central government decided to pursue the abrogation of section 370 in Kashmir, ..

Distinguish between Cabinet Secretariat and Prime Minister’s Secretariat. Which of these is more important?

The Cabinet Secretariat under the Chairmanship of the Cabinet Secretary, who is the ex-officio chairman of the Civil Service Board, assists the Cabinet in its function of running the Government of the nation. It provides secretarial assistance to Cabinet and Cabinet Committees in preparation, drafting and then implementation of Rules of Business in the Cabinet ..

Comment on the nature of Ordinance-making power of the President of India. What safeguards are there against possible misuse?

The power to promulgate an ordinance is the most important legislative power of the President of India. Under Article 123, the President can promulgate an ordinance, when ​​both the Houses of Parliament are not in session (only one House is in session), and ​​he is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary. The ordinance ..

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Leader of opposition holds a place of immense importance. Discuss the significance of Leader of opposition.

Leader of the Opposition is appointed under the Salary and Allowances of Leaders of Opposition in Parliament Act, 1977.The Act extends the same official status, allowances and perks to the LoP that are admissible to Cabinet Ministers. The speaker of the concerned house decides the conditions for the recognition of LoP. At least strength equal ..

Discuss in detail the powers available to the Lok Sabha speaker and functions allotted to him to be performed.

The Speaker is the main presiding officer of Lok Sabha. He is�elected from all members by simple majority. The candidate of the ruling party is made the speaker. However, there are cases also when he is not from the ruling party. Powers: He is the head of the house and controls its working The members ..

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