Social Justice-Statutory, Regulatory and Various Quasi-Judicial Bodies [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 2 (Governance, Polity, Social Justice, & IR)]: Questions 6 - 12 of 12

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Question 6

Statutory, Regulatory and Various Quasi-Judicial Bodies
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Highlight the structure, objectives and role of the Advertising Standard council of India. In what way has the august 2006 government notification made it more effective? (Paper - I)

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  • The Advertising Standards Council of India is a self regulating voluntary organization of the advertising industry established in 1985.
  • The objective of Advertising Standards Council of India is:
  1. It was formed to support of all four sectors connected with advertising. Its main objective is to promote responsible advertising thus enhancing the Public …

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Question 7

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Evolution of ‘Green Benches’ in our higher judiciary. (Paper - I)

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  • The concept of clean environment is taken from Fundamental Rights under Article 21 enshrined which include right to wholesome environment with right to life and personal liberty interpreted by Supreme Court.
  • The Supreme Court relates right to life with right to clean environment which led to the creation of ground breaking laws for effective environ…

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Question 8

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The recent SEBI՚s guidelines to improve transparency and disclosures by Credit Rating Agencies is a welcome move. However, it fails to address the structural issues of the credit rating agencies. Analyse.

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The Securities and Exchange Board of India

Over the past couple of years, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has been announcing tougher rules around disclosure by credit rating agencies (CRAs) in a bid to boost transparency and accountability.

  • The fresh norms, were part of that process and triggered by the crisis in Infrastructure Lea…

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Question 9

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How far do you agree with the view that tribunals curtail the jurisdiction of ordinary courts? In view of the above, discuss the constitutional validity and competency of the tribunals in India.

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  • The Tribunals are quasi-judicial bodies of administrative character that has been powered with judicial powers to adjudicate one question of law that affects citizens. Court is understood as the judicial institution which is established by the Constitution to administer justice.
  • Tribunals are specialized courts in addition to the formal judiciary ad…

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Question 10

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Whether the Supreme Court Judgement (July 2018) can settle the political tussle between the Lt. Governor and elected government of Delhi? Examine.

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  • A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court unanimously held that Lieutenant-Governor is bound by the aid and advice of the Delhi government. The judgment came on appeals filed by the NCT government against an August 4,2016, verdict of the Delhi High Court, which had declared that the L-G has complete control of all matters regarding the N…

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Question 11

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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is a toothless tiger. Comment. (150 Words)

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Introduction:

The Rights Commission (NHRC) of India is an autonomous public body constituted on 12 October 1993 under the Protection of Human Rights Ordinance of 28 September 1993. It was given a statutory basis by the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 (TPHRA) . The NHRC is the National Human Rights Commission of India, responsible for the protec…

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Question 12

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The National Human Rights Commission of India is often considered as toothless body, however over a period of time it is observed that, though unevenly and sometimes ineffectively, it has carved out triumphal moments that have opened up state actions to judicial and public scrutiny. Critically evaluate. (250 Words)

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NHRC being a statutory body with limited powers has taken a bold decision by questioning the government՚s stand on Rohingyas treating them as human beings first rather than as refugees.

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Custodial torture, right to work and labour rights, extrajudicial killings, sexual violence, child labour, manual scavenging, problems faced by …

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