Constitution-Features [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 2 (Governance, Polity, Social Justice, & IR)]: Questions 1 - 5 of 9

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Question 1

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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What was held in the Coelho case? In this context, can you say that judicial review is of key importance amongst the basic features of the Constitution?

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  • The Coelho case is popularly known as the Ninth Schedule case. It is considered as an important landmark judgement which upheld the basic structural doctrine of the constitution propounded earlier in the Keshvananda Bharti case.
  • According to Coelho case, the ninth schedule items does not want encounter to any judicial review as it is part of the con…

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Question 2

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Appeared in Year: 2014

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Though the federal principal is dominant in our constitution and that principle is one of its basic features, but it is equally true that federalism under the Indian Constitution leans in favor of a strong Center, a feature that militates against the concept of strong federalism. Discuss.

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India enjoys the federal government with the unitary features according to circumstances and so called quasi federal state. The framers of the Constitution adopted the federal system because of the large size of the country and its socio-cultural diversity. They realized that federal system ensures the effective government with the National Unity a…

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Question 3

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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Examine the scope of fundamental rights in the light of latest Judgment of the Supreme Court on right to privacy.

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In recent Judgment of Puttuswamy vs. Union of India Supreme court declared Right to privacy is a fundamental right under article 21 of the constitution, However the right is not absolute but sacrosanct with certain reasonable restrictions based upon the situation. The aggrieved can go directly to the Supreme Court Under article 32 and Concerned Hig…

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Question 4

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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Explain the salient features of the constitution (one hundred and first amendments) act 2016. Do you think it is efficacious enough to remove cascading effect of taxes and provide for common national market for goods and services.

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The one hundred and first amendment act was passed to replace the existing indirect tax structure in India with a new taxation system Goods and Services tax.

Salient features of one hundred and first-amendment act, 2016 are as follows.

  1. Article 279 (A) : It is added to provide constitution of a Goods and service Council (GST) by president headed by fi…

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Question 5

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Appeared in Year: 2012

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What are the rights within the ambit of Article 21 of the Indian constitution?

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Article 21 declares that no person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to procedure established by law. This right is available to both citizens and non-citizens.

Article 21 of the Indian Constitution
  • In famous Goapalan Case (1950) , the Supreme Court has taken a narrow interpretation of Article 21. it held that protect…

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