18 Model Questions on GS-II: Separation of Powers Dispute Resolution Mechanisms for UPSC Mains Examinations

  1. In view of the recent critique of the collegium system, comment on the differences between the collegium system and the now-scrapped NJAC system. What is the way ahead for the Indian judiciary?
  2. While the political decentralization in India has been fairly successful, it faces several hurdles at fiscal and administrative fronts. Comment.
  3. Enumerate the provisions within the institutional architecture of India to resolve inter-state disputes. Assess their effectiveness.
  4. Highlight the indispensability of the doctrine of separation of powers for a democracy. Elucidate the principle of ‘checks and balances’ and discuss it in context of India.
  5. In a right institutional setup, the judicial decision-making is not affected by post-retirement appointments. Comment.
  6. Explain delegated legislation and administrative adjudication. Also discuss issues associated with them.