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Gauhati University Question Papers:POLITICAL SCIENCE (General) Paper 2 (Politics in India - II) (May-June’ 2014)


Gauhati University Question Papers
POLITICAL SCIENCE (May-June’ 2014)
(General)
Paper 2 (Politics in India - II)
Full Marks: 80
Time Allowed: 3 hours
Answer either in English or Assamese
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
1. Answer the following as directed:                                       1x10=10

a)      Who is the ex officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha?
b)      Who is the head of the Civil Court at the district level?
c)       Which Lok Sabha Election resulted in a Hung Parliament?
d)      The Council of Ministers is responsible to the Lok Sabha/Supreme Court/President. (Choose the correct answer)
e)      Whether a bill is a Money Bill or not, is decided by the Vice President/Speaker/Judge of the Supreme Court. (Choose the correct answer)
f)       The Supreme Court of India was established in the year 1950/1951/1952. (Choose the correct answer)
g)      The Prime Minister controls the Contingency Fund of India. (Write True or False)
h)      The President has four types of veto power. (Write True or False)
i)        When the Parliament is not in Session the President can issue _____. (Fill in the blank)
j)        Impeachment proceedings can be instituted against the President under Article _____ of the Constitution. (Fill in the blank)
2. Write very short answers:                                                       2x5=10
a)         Write two miscellaneous powers of the Supreme Court.
b)         Write two arguments in favour of judicial activism.
c)          Write two principles of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
d)         Write any two special powers of the Governor.
e)         Write two criticisms of the imposition of emergency powers by the President.
3. Write short notes on (any four):                                           5x4=20
a)      Role of the Supreme Court is Interpreter of the Constitution.
b)      Role of the Chief Minister.
c)       Fast-tract Courts.
d)      Revenue Courts.
e)      Powers of the Union Council of Ministers.
f)       Administrative Tribunal and Public Interest Litigation.
4. Answer the following questions:                                          10x4=40
(a) Discuss the composition, powers and functions of the Lok Adalats.
Or
Discuss the role of Pressure Groups in Indian politics.
(b) Discuss the powers and functions of the President.
Or
Discuss the powers and functions of the speaker of the Lok Sabha.
(c) Discuss the powers and functions of the Governor.
Or
Discuss the powers and functions of the High Court.
(d) Trace the evolution of judicial activism in India.
Or
Write the main principles of the Congress Party.

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