Constitution of India
DMPQ- “Internet shutdowns in India in the name of law & order are violating citizen’s fundamental rights.” Elaborate the statement by citing recent supreme court’s decisions.
In January 2020, the Supreme Court of India held that access to information via the Internet is a fundamental right under the Indian Constitution. This was in the case of Anuradha Bhasin vs Union of India, where the top court also ruled that any restriction on Internet access by the Government must be temporary, limited in scope, lawful, necessary and proportionate. The expectation was that this decision would limit the instances of Internet suspension to only those exceptional situations where there is a public emergency or a threat to public safety — the legislatively mandated prerequisites for restricting Internet access. ... Read more
DMPQ-How does Article 371-F of Indian constitution Makes Sikkim a special state.
. The 36th Constitutional Amendment Act of 1975 made Sikkim a full-fledged state of the Indian Union. It included a new Article 371-F containing special provisions with respect to Sikkim. These are as follows: The Sikkim Legislative Assembly is to consist of not less than 30 members. One seat is allotted to Sikkim in the Lok Sabha and Sikkim forms one Parliamentary constituency. For the purpose of protecting the rights and interests of the different sections of the Sikkim population, the Parliament is empowered to provide for the: Number of seats in the Sikkim Legislative Assembly which may be filled ... Read more
DMPQ-. “Article 371-J of Indian constitution gives the President of India certain power to provide that the Governor of Karnataka would have special responsibility for Karnataka.” Elucidate.
. Under Article 371-J, the President is empowered to provide that the Governor of Karnataka would have special responsibility for The establishment of a separate development board for Hyderabad-Karnataka region Making a provision that a report on the working of the board would be placed every year before the State Legislative Assembly The equitable allocation of funds for developmental expenditure over the region The reservation of seats in educational and vocational training institutions in the region for students who belong to the region The reservation in state government posts in the region for persons who belong to the region Article ... Read more
Tribal Development : History, Programmes and Policies
Tribal welfare administration, Tribal sub plan and Single line administration in Chhattisgarh The tribal areas of Chhattisgarh though sparsely populated continue to receive special attention of the State Government primarily on account of their strategic location and comparative backwardness. The Tribal Sub Plan was started in 1974-75 in the State and entire tribal population was brought under the ambit of the Tribal Sub Plan by 1987-88. The strategy of Tribe sub-plan envisages channelizing an adequate flow of funds are benefits to ST’s from all sectors of development through the Annual Plans of States / UT and the Central Ministries atleast ... Read more
The doctrine of the separation of powers
The doctrine of the separation of powers finds its roots in the ancient world, where the concepts of governmental functions, and the theories of mixed and balanced government, were evolved. These were essential elements in the development of the doctrine of the separation of powers. Their transmission through medieval writings, to provide the basis of the ideas of constitutionalism In England, enabled the doctrine of the separation of powers to emerge as an alternative, but closely related, formulation of the proper articulation of the parts of government. The power to govern should be distributed between the Parliament, the Executive and ... Read more
Chhattisgarh Public Service Commissions
The Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission was Constituted under the provisions of the Article 315 of the Constitution of India by the Governor of Chhattisgarh vide Notification . Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission (CGPSC ) was established with the aim of making a commission fully responsible for making the recruitment for the government posts in the state. The main objective of the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission (CGPSC ) is to conduct written competitive examination and also the interviews for the selections of the candidates for any government posts in the state Consequent on the reorganization of States on 1st November 1956, eight ... Read more
CONSITITONAL PROVISIONS FOR Scheduled Tribes
CONSITITONAL PROVISIONS FOR SC & ST Constitutional History In the original Constitution, Article 338 provided for a special officer (the Commissioner for SCs and STs) responsible for monitoring the implementation of constitutional and legislative safeguards for SCs and STs and reporting to the president. Seventeen regional offices of the Commissioner were established throughout the country. There was an initiative to replace the Commissioner with a committee in the 48th Amendment to the Constitution, changing Article 338. While the amendment was being debated, the Ministry of Welfare established the first committee for SCs and STs (with the functions of the Commissioner) ... Read more
Religious tolerance and Secularism
Secularism India is a multi religious and multi cultural country from its known history.Greatness of our nation is highlighted by the unity in diversity maintained by various sections of Indian society. Secularism in the multi-cultural, multi-lingual and plural society of India a significant role to play in reducing religious conflicts and persecution, upholding human rights and on the whole building a „strong‟ and „unified‟ nation. Secularism has its origin in western countries and it is related to the separation of the church from the state, which gives the state a position of neutrality between different religions, while at the same ... Read more
24.03.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs
CHHATTISGARH Kathak show receives good response in Raipur Competent Kathak dancers from Raipur, Bilaspur and Durg, presented the five elements — shunya (space), vayu (air), agni (fire), jal (water) and prithvi (earth) — that make up the universe and resonate within the human body in a riveting dance presentation “Sh unya Se” at Maharishi auditorium in Raipur. The presentation discovered the magic that comes from deep inside the choreographic perception of the elements of Kathak and from the most abstract and intangible to the most concrete and tangible, all existing together yet closely connected. INTERNATIONAL World Meteorlogical Day: 23 ... Read more
Merger of States
Integration of Princely States Under the plan of 3 June, more than 562 princely states were given the option of joining either India or Pakistan, or choosing independence. Indian nationalists and large segments of the public feared that if these states did not accede, most of the people and territory would be fragmented. The Congress as well as senior British officials considered Patel the best man for the task of achieving unification of the princely states with the Indian dominion. Patel asked v.p.menon a senior civil servant with whom he had worked over the partition of India to become his ... Read more