CIVIL SERVICE MAINS – 2016 – GENERAL STUDIES Question Paper -II
1)Discuss the essentials of the 69th constitutional amendment act and anomalies, if any, that have led to recent reported conflicts between the elected representatives and the institution of the Lieutenant Governor in the administration of Delhi.Do you think this will give rise to a new trend in the functioning of the Indian federal politics ?
2) To what extent article – 370 of the Indian Constitution ,bearing marginal note “Temporary provision with respect to the state of Jammu and Kashmir” , temporary ?Discuss the future prospect of this with regards to Indian polity.
3)”The Indian party system is passing through a phase of transition which looks to be full of contradictions and paradoxes.” Discuss.
4)Exercise of CAG’s power in relation to the accounts of the Union and the States is derived from article – 149 of Indian Constitution.Discuss whether audit of government’s policy implementation could amount to overstepping its own (CAG) jurisdiction.
5)Discuss each adjective attached to the word “Republic” and “Preamble” .Are they defendable in present circumstances ?
6)What was held in Coehho case ? In this context , can you say that judicial review is of key importance amongst the basic feature of constitution ?
7)Did the Government of India Act , 1935 lay down a federal constitution ?Discuss.
8)What is quasi-judicial body ?Explain with the help of concrete example.
9)Professor Amratya Sen has advocated important reforms in the realm of primary education and primary healthcare. What are your suggestion to improve their status and performance ?
10)”In the Indian governance system the role of non-state actors are has only been marginal” .Critically examine this statement.
11)”Effectiveness of the government system at various levels and people’s participation in the governance system are inter-dependent.”Discuss their relationship in the context of India.
12)In the Integrity Index of Transparency international , India stands very low.Discuss briefly the legal , political, economic, social and cultural factors that have caused the decline of public morality in India.
13)Has the Indian government system responded adequately to the demands of Liberalizations , Privatization and Globalization started in 1991 ? What can the government do to be more responsive to this change ?
14)”Traditional bureaucratic structure and culture have hampered the process of socio-economic development in India” .Comment.
15)Examine the main provisions of National Child Policy and throw light on its provisions.
16)”Demographic dividend in India will only remain theoretical unless our manpower becomes more educated , aware, skilled and creative.”What measures taken by the government to enhance the capacity of our population to be more productive and employable ?
17)The broader aims and objectives of WTO are to manage and promote international trade in the era of globalization .But the Doha round of negotiations seems doomed due to differences between the developed and the developing countries “.Discuss in the Indian perspective.
18)Evaluate the economic and strategic dimensions of India’s Look East Policy in the context of Post Cold-war international scenario.
19)Increasing cross-border terrorist attacks in India and growing interference in the internal affairs of several member-state by Pakistan are not conducive for SAARC “Explain with example.
20)What are the aims and objectives of McBride’s Commission of the UNESCO ? What is India’s position on this ?