Governance and Polity-Separation of Powers [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 2 (Governance, Polity, Social Justice, & IR)]: Questions 1 - 2 of 2

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Question 1

Separation of Powers
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Appeared in Year: 2015

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In absence of well educated and organized local level government system, ‘Panchayats’ and “samitis” have remained mainly a political institutions and not effective instruments of governance. Critically discuss.

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Local self-government was established in 1993 with the concept of democratic decentralization so that developmental work has been done by the political participation at grass root level, so by 73rd and 74th amendment the three tiers and in some states two tiers Panchayati Raj institutions were set up. But the makers didn՚t thought that it will be m…

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Question 2

Separation of Powers
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The Supreme Court is definitely facing an institutional crisis of the kind that it has never faced before, mainly, but not exclusively, on account of the most ferocious attack ever on the judiciary by the executive. Comment. (250 Words)

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  • The Supreme Court of India is facing its worst crisis of credibility since the Emergency. With an occasional exception, the quality of the court՚s reasoning, the inconstancy of its judgment, the abdication of its constitutional role in some cases, and its overreach in others, are already denting its authority.
  • The most telling indicator…

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