Constitution-Provisions and Basic Structure [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 2 (Governance, Polity, Social Justice, & IR)]: Questions 5 - 8 of 8

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Question 5

Provisions and Basic Structure
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Appeared in Year: 2012

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Comment on the significance of the preamble contained in the right to information Act.

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Right to information act was enacted in 2005 for the purpose to empower citizens, promote transparency and accountability in the government system and to strengthen our democracy.

The preamble to this act also clarify that it h has been enacted for the establishing “the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure access to inform…

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Question 6

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Appeared in Year: 2013

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Discuss Section 66A of IT Act, with reference to its alleged violation of Article 19 of the constitution.

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Section 66A of IT Act, made it punishable offence for any person to ″ send, by means of a computer resource or communication device-

  • Any information that is grossly offensive.
  • False information which creates insult, injury, anger danger, obstruction, enmity, hatred or ill will. Etc
  • Any e-mail or e-messages for the purpose of causing annoyance or to mi…

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Question 7

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How is the Finance Commission of India constituted? What do you know about the terms of reference of the recently constituted Finance Commission? Discuss.

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  • Recently, the Union Government with the approval President of India has constituted 15th Finance Commission which will make recommendations for the five years commencing 1 April 2020 till 31 March 2025. NK Singh, former bureaucrat and ex-Member of Parliament will be Chairman of 15th Finance Commission.
  • Finance commission is a quasi-judicial body. It…

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Question 8

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“The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has a very vital role to play.” Explain how this is reflected in the method and terms of his appointment as well as the range of powers he can exercise.

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  • The Comptroller and Auditor General CAG is the guardian of the public purse and controls the entire financial system of the country at both the levels of the Centre and the state.
  • His duty is to uphold the Constitution of India and laws of Parliament in the field of financial administration. The Constitution of India in its Article 148 provides for …

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