• General Studies – 1
  • General Studies – 2
  • General Studies – 3
  • General Studies – 4
  • GENERAL ESSAY PAPER

Executive and Judiciary

  1. President and Governor : Powers and functions
  2. Union Council of Ministers and Prime Minister
  3. State Council of Ministers and Chief Minister
  4. Indian Judiciary
  5. Judicial Activism and Public interest Litigation
  6. Pressure Groups
  7. Governance Structure in Government Institutions.
  • Dr Durga Das Basu- Introduction to Constitution of India

2015 MAINS

  1. Resorting to ordinances has always raised concern on violation of the spirit of separation of power doctrine. While noting the rationales justifying the power to promulgate, analyse whether the decision of the Supreme Court on the issue have further facilitated to resorting to this power. Should the power to promulgate the ordinances be repealed?

2014 MAINS

  1. Instances of President’s delay in commuting death sentences have come under public debate as denial of justice. Should there be a time specified for the President to accept/reject such petitions? Analyse
  2. The size of the cabinet should be as big as governmental work justifies and as big as the Prime Minister can manage as a team. How far the efficacy of a government then is inversely related to the size of the cabinet? Discuss.

2013 MAINS

  1. Pressure group politics is sometimes seen as the informal face of politics. With regards to the above, assess the structure and functioning of pressure groups in India