GS-II: Major Amendments of Constitution
The 103rd constitutional amendment act has been hailed as an important step towards meeting the objectives of social justice in India. Critically examine its relevance.
Equality is the cornerstone and basic feature of the constitution of India. Article 14 of the constitution embodies both formal and substantive equality. According to article 14, every person is equal before the law and discrimination solely on the ground ..
Topics: GS-I : Salient Features of Indian Society, Diversity of India • GS-I: Social Empowerment Communalism Regionalism Secularism • GS-II: Functions and Responsibilities of the Union and the States • GS-II: Major Amendments of Constitution
The preamble to the Indian constitution cannot be regarded as a source of any prohibition or limitation. Discuss in the context of various judgements of the Supreme Court.
Mr. Nani Palkivala, famous constitutional expert described preamble as horoscope of India’s constitution. It embodies the vision of our founding fathers, fundamental principles as well as solemn resolve that nothing but revolution can alter. Significance: Nature of Indian society – ..
Highlight the challenges associated with the implementation of the Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996 and suggest measures to ensure its implementation in both letter and spirit.
The Panchayats (Extension to scheduled areas) Act, 1996 is hallmark of spirit of Democratic decentralisation and the Gandhian democracy in India. Salient features: 73rd amendment modified to suit local customs of the people in scheduled areas. Power of Gram Sabha ..
The Panchayati Raj institutions (PRIs) have not been able to achieve the objectives for which they were given constitutional status even after 30 years. Enumerate the reasons behind the problem and suggest measures to tackle it.
The concept of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs), as a form of local government has existed in India from centuries in one form or another. But it was given its present form by giving it a constitutional status by the 73rd ..
The imposition of emergency in 1975 has been one of the greatest challenges faced by the Indian Democracy. However, democracy has endured it and emerged stronger. Analyse.
The emergency is one of the darkest hours in Indian History. In 1975, PM Indira Gandhi after being disqualifies as an MP, recommended to the President under Article 352 to impose National Emergency on the grounds of internal disturbances. Consequences: ..
In a historical judgement, the Union Cabinet approved 124th Constitutional Amendment Act. Critically analyse its features along with the recent issues.
The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Fourth Amendment) Bill, 2019 seeks to provide for the advancement of economically weaker sections of citizens. Features of the bill The Bill seeks to amend Article 15 of the Indian constitution 10% of seats may ..