038 - Parliament and State Legislatures in India

The outcome rather than the output is the true measure of efficiency of legislature. Discuss, in context of the functioning of parliament of India.

Indian parliament consisting of an upper house & a lower house is the highest institution and embodiment of India’s deliberative and representative democracy. Despite a large number of bills passed, the functioning of Indian parliament has recently been affected by several issues: Decline in outcome/productivity over years. Decline in time given for deliberations due to ..

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Highlight the role played by the MPLAD scheme in creating community assets based on local needs. Also discuss the issues associated with it.

MPLAD is a Central Sector Scheme, announced in 1993, with an objective to enable MPs to recommend works of developmental nature, primarily in their Constituencies. Role in creating community assets: The developmental work emphasize upon creation of durable community assets in field of drinking water, primary education, public health, sanitation and roads, etc. It can ..

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There has been a decline in the performance of Parliamentary Standing Committees in recent times. What are the issues that have contributed to the decline and how these issues can be addressed?

The percentage of bills referred to Parliamentary Committees has witnessed a decline from 71% in the 15th Lok Sabha to 27% in the 16th Lok Sabha, and to only around 13% since 2019. Issues contributing to the decline in performance: The hasty passage of bills has meant that many bills are not sent to PSC ..

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The inefficiency of parliamentary committees is a roadblock to successful legislation. Analyze.

During the meeting of chairpersons of parliamentary committees with Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, the proposition was tabled that MPs should lose their seats on such department-related standing committees if they are persistently absent from such meetings. What are “standing committees”? A standing committee is a committee, constituted by members of the parliament, either ..

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President Donald Trump has become the third president in US history to be impeached by the House of Representatives. In this context discuss the procedure for impeachment of the President in India.

The US Constitution states that the President can be removed on grounds of treason, bribery, high crimes or misdemeanour. On the other hand, the President in India can be removed only in case of the violation of the constitution. The meaning of the phrase ‘violation of the constitution’ has not been mentioned. Procedure for Impeachment ..

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In recent times, post poll alliances between parties have become inevitable in electoral politics. Comment on the need for a legal framework to curb this unethical practice.

The recent coalition in Maharashtra where three political parties came together to form an alliance saw certain voters moving to the Supreme Court to challenge the unholy alliance. Post-poll alliances have been subject to debate of immorality, as parties fought against each other now come together. It is important to note that the Tenth schedule ..

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