UPSC Mains Questions 33. Functions and Responsibilities of the Union and the States

Despite the legal framework to resolve inter-state river water disputes, why do they continue to exist? Also, discuss measures that can be taken to resolve such disputes in an expeditious and agreeable manner.

Article 262 of the Constitution of India provides that the Parliament may by law provide for the resolution of inter-state water disputes. Also, the Parliament may stipulate that no court ..

There has been a manifold increase in the number of ministries in the central government since independence. Do you agree with the view that there is a need to phase out many ministries and amalgamate with others?

At the time of independence, there existed roughly 20 ministries in the central government. This has increased to over 50 ministries at present and has been over 70 ministries at ..

Although the provision of issuing ordinances amounts to the usurpation of legislative power by the Executive, both center and states in India have taken an unrestrained course to it. Discuss.

Article 123 of the constitution of India provides the President the power to pass ordinances to give effect to legislation when either or both houses of parliament are not in ..

The significance of the principle of subsidiarity was well reflected in the maagement of COVID-19 pandemic. Analyse.

The principle of subsidiarity entails the devolution of powers to multiple stakeholders to create ease of functioning. It was well reflected in the COVID-19 management in many ways: Decentralization led ..