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 ..
In light of increasing Industrial disasters in India, examine the reasons for their occurrence. Discuss the steps that have been taken to deal with Industrial disasters.
Industrial disasters refer to disasters that are linked with the functioning of industrial plants, and negligence that causes loss of life and property. They can be various types like Fire ..
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 ..
Article 246 of the Indian constitution is considered as the cornerstone of center-state legislative relations. Discuss.
Article 246 of the Indian constitution provides for the 7th schedule which divides various subjects of legislation into 3 lists i.e union list, state list, and concurrent list. The residuary ..
The tenth schedule of the constitution has weakened the democratic credentials of India’s representative democracy. Critically analyze.
The 52nd constitutional amendment act 1985, introduced the 10th schedule in the Indian constitution also known as Anti defection law. Provisions of this schedule are: It provides for disqualification of ..
Parliamentary oversight of administration is not an end in itself rather it acts as a means to strengthen the efficient functioning of administration. Discuss.
The constitution of India provides for the separation of power between the executive, the legislative, and the judiciary. The executive (council of ministers) is responsible to the parliament (Article 75), ..
India’s response to Covid 19 pandemic has brought to light several inadequacies and ambiguities in India’s disaster management framework. Discuss.
The Covid 19 pandemic brought upon India a sudden lockdown which slowed down the country in various dimensions. Inadequacies in India’s response: Sudden and unplanned lockdown brought along with it ..
Marine litter is not just an environmental problem but poses socio-economic challenges as well. Discuss. Also, enumerate the initiatives taken by the global community to reduce marine litter.
Globally 8 million tonnes of litter is dumped in water bodies every day. Marine litter refers to all the non-biodegradable waste like plastic, which is dumped in water bodies and ..
Discuss India’s vulnerability to flash floods. Suggest measures for better resilience to flash floods. In this context, also briefly highlight the significance of the recently launched Flash Flood Guidance System operated by IMD.
Flash floods refer to heavy inundation caused by factors like rainfall and cloud bursts, etc in a relatively shorter period of time. IMD defines flash floods as 100mm rainfall in ..
Discuss the causes behind various forms of human-wildlife conflict in India. What are the steps taken by the government, with emphasis on the “landscape approach to address Human-Elephant conflicts”.
According to estimates, approximately 90 elephants die annually in India as a consequence of human-wildlife conflict. Other categories of Human-Wildlife conflict are Wolf attacks, Monkey menace, leopards entering urban spaces, ..