How are disputes between states resolved in India?

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure   Source: IE   Direction: The article explores different methods to resolve inter-state boundary disputes. It also briefly covers the border dispute between Maharashtra and Karnataka.   Context: As the border dispute between Maharashtra …

Tensions over centralisation in certain spheres of governance has adversely affected centre-state relations in the recent past. Do you agree the view that there has been a rise of unitary tendencies? Critically analyse.

Topic: issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure 3. Tensions over centralisation in certain spheres of governance has adversely affected centre-state relations in the recent past. Do you agree the view that there has been a rise of unitary tendencies? Critically analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Insights on India Why the question: …

Tensions over centralisation in certain spheres of governance has adversely affected centre-state relations in the recent past. Do you agree the view that there has been a rise of unitary tendencies? Critically analyse.

Topic: issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure 3. Tensions over centralisation in certain spheres of governance has adversely affected centre-state relations in the recent past. Do you agree the view that there has been a rise of unitary tendencies? Critically analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Insights on India Why the question: …

Insights into Editorial: A case for a more federal judiciary

  Introduction: Nearly 150 years ago, A.V. Dicey, the foremost constitutional lawyer of his day, wrote, “The essential characteristic of federalism is the distribution of limited executive, legislative and judicial authority among bodies which are coordinate with and independent of each other”. Much has been written about the federal structure in relation to the legislature …

The strengthening of federal polity has contributed to the uniqueness and vibrancy of Indian democracy. Elaborate.

Topic: Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 2. The strengthening of federal polity has contributed to the uniqueness and vibrancy of Indian democracy. Elaborate. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate. Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 2 …

Elaborate upon the salient features of the Indian constitution. Why is India known as a Quasi-Federal country?

Topic: Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 3. Elaborate upon the salient features of the Indian constitution. Why is India known as a Quasi-Federal country? (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – …

In the recent past, growing trends of federalism being challenged by the forces of centralisation were witnessed and it was further highlighted during the pandemic. Critically analyse.

Topic: issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure 2. In the recent past, growing trends of federalism being challenged by the forces of centralisation were witnessed and it was further highlighted during the pandemic. Critically analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: Prior to the pandemic, a series of …

Public order and Police fall entirely in the State sphere, the responsibility of a State Government in regard to these two subjects should be fully respected. However, to meet the security needs of the country, centre can deploy Suo motu its forces in a State. Comment.

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. 3. Public order and Police fall entirely in the State sphere, the responsibility of a State Government in regard to these two subjects should be …

Insights into Editorial: Reflections on the ‘quasi-federal’ democracy

  Context: Events coinciding with the jubilee of India’s Independence draw attention to the federal structure of India’s Constitution, which is a democratic imperative of multi-cultural India, where the constituent units of the sovereign states are based on language, against competing identities such as caste, tribe or religion. This built-in structural potential for conflict within …

Insights into Editorial: Fresh stirrings on federalism as a new politics

  Introduction: Federalism in India has always had political relevance, but except for the States Reorganisation Act, federalism has rarely been an axis of political mobilisation. This was true even in the days of coalition politics when State politics mattered to national electoral outcomes. Recently, several states have complained about the growing crisis of Indian …