Constitution-Amendments [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 2 (Governance, Polity, Social Justice, & IR)]: Questions 1 - 6 of 7

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Question 1

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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To what extent is Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, bearing marginal note “Temporary provision with respect to the State of Jammu and Kashmir” , temporary? Discuss the future prospects of this provision in the context of Indian polity.

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Article 370 of the Indian Constitution
  • Under Part XXI, Article 370 of the Indian Constitution provision deals with “Temporary, Transitional and Special provisions” , which grants special autonomous status to Jammu & Kashmir, clearly states that the provisions with respect to the State of J&K are only temporary and not permanent.
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Question 2

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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Does the Rights of Person with Disabilities Act, 2016 ensure effective mechanism for empowerment and inclusion of the intended beneficiaries in the society? Discuss.

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The Person with Disabilities (equal opportunities, Protection of rights and full participation) Act 1995 has been replaced by the Right of Person with Disabilities Act, 2016 to comply with the UN Convention on Rights and Disability. The new law presents several other provisions for improvements of disabled over the previous law.

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Question 3

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Appeared in Year: 2013

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The supreme court of India keeps a check on arbitrary power of the Parliament in amending the constitution. Discuss critically.

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  • The Supreme court of India through Judicial review and doctrine of basic features has been evolved a system of keeping a check on the arbitrary power of Parliament to amend the constitution. This innovative lay in concern for preservation of constitution from the arbitrary power of parliament to amend the constitution.
  • Until the Supreme Court in Gol…

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Question 4

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Appeared in Year: 2012

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The union cabinet recently declared that proposals to rename and amend the child labor (Prohibition and Regulation) act 1986. What are the salient features of the proposed amendments.

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The Child Labor (Prohibition and Regulation) Act 1986 will be amended and will be renamed as Child and Adolescents Labor prohibition act. The bill seeks to amend the child labor (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986, which prohibits the engagement of children in certain types of occupations and regulates the condition of work of children in other …

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Question 5

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Appeared in Year: 2012

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What are the salient features of the consumer protection (amendment) bill, 2011 introduced in the Lok Sabha in December 2011.

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The consumer protection (amendment) bill 2011 was introduced in the Lok Sabha in 2011.

Following are the salient features of the consumer protection amendment) bill 2011.

  • The bill defines unfair contract to include a contract which has one or more of the following clauses (a) excessive security deposit (b) imposition of disproportionate penalty (c) R…

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Question 6

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The Aadhar and other laws amendment bill 2018 passed by the Lok Sabha goes against the supreme Court judgement which had declared section 57 of the Aadhar as unconstitutional. Discuss.

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  • In the case of Puttuswamy vs. Union of India, the Supreme Court had declared that the Right to privacy shall be a fundamental right in India. Subsequently a bunch of petitions were filed before the Supreme Court, wherein in the petitioners had argued that since Aadhaar entails a collection of biometric data it would lead to creation of surveillance…

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