Legal Bites brings to you Constitutional Law Mains Questions Series Part-VI. The questions enlisted here are arranged section-wise and will aid the students preparing for Judiciary, APO or University Exams. The list question curated by Legal Bites will help candidates identify the important and frequently asked questions and give them a good practise for their aptitude and knowledge.
Constitutional Law Mains Questions Series Part-VI
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Constitutional Law Mains Questions Series Part-VI of X
Discuss the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of India. [IBJS 2000]
Discuss the advisory jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of India. [BJS 2006]
In the event of a conflict of authority between a judgment of the Full Bench of a High Court (consisting of three or less of the Hon’ble Judges) and a Judgment of Division Bench of the Supreme Court (consisting of three or less of the Hon’ble Judges) which of the above two judgments would have the binding effect in proceedings before a subordinate court in the state of Rajasthan? [RJS 1980-81]
Discuss the powers of the President to consult Supreme Court under Article 143 of the Constitution. Whether the Supreme Court can decline to answer a reference? Explain. [UPJS 2003]
What is Public Interest Litigation? How has it helped the Supreme Court in protecting fundamental rights in India? [BJS 2000, 2006, MPJS 2016]
What is the term of office of a member of the State Legislative Council? [RJS 1986]
The Governor of a State dismissed Council of Ministers enjoying the confidence of the House. ‘A’ challenges the action of the Governor on the ground that his action is unconstitutional. Will ‘A’ succeed? Give reasons for your answer with the help of suitable examples. [UPJS 2013]
When can a Governor promulgate ordinances? [RJS 19861
Discuss the power of the Governor to promulgate Ordinances. [MPJS 2015]
Who can transfer a Judge of a High Court to any other High Court? [IRIS 1988]
Who is the appointing authority for recruitment to the State Judicial Service? [RJS 1980-81]
Explain the nature and scope of Writ of Prohibition. How is it different from Writ of Mandamus? [BJS 2018]
In which circumstances does the Parliament become empowered to make a law under the State list? Also, state whether in these circumstances the power of the State Legislatures get suspended or become concurrent with Parliament. [BJS 2017]
In response to an advertisement, the appellant along with the third respondent, submitted a tender for running the University canteen at Patiala. When tenders were opened, the offer of writ appellant to pay a monthly rent of Rs. 33,399 was highest. The third respondent along with others was invited for negotiations and he enhanced his offer to Rs. 45,999.
The writ appellant did not participate in negotiations and also did not agree to enhance his tender offer. As the third respondent was defaulter in respect of other University canteen earlier, the University authorities awarded the contract to the writ appellant. It was said that the third respondent was not only in arrears of large amount of rent to the tune of Rs. 1,49,364 but also dragged the University in several litigations. The third respondent’s writ was allowed by the single judge and an appeal was preferred by the writ appellant. Decide. [Punj. JS 2006]
The appellant, Food Corporation of India, invited tenders for stocks of damaged food grains in accordance with the terms and conditions contained in the tender notice. The respondent tenderee’s bid was highest, but the appellant being not satisfied about the adequacy of the amount offered in the highest tender, instead of accepting any tenders submitted, invited all the tenderers to participate in the negotiations.
For respondent refused to revise the rate offered in its tender. In the negotiation, the appellant was offered an excess amount of Rs. 20 lakhs. The respondent filed a Writ Petition in the High Court challenging the appellant’s refusal to accept the highest tender submitted by it, claiming that the appellant has chosen to invite tenders, it could not thereafter, dispose of the stocks of damaged food grains by subsequent negotiations, rejecting the highest tender on the ground that a higher bid was obtained by negotiations.
This action of the appellant was alleged to be arbitrary and unreasonable. The High Court accepted the contention of the respondent and allowed the Writ Petition. Was the High Court justified in allowing the Writ Petition? Answer with reference to sections of the Indian Contract Act, 1872 and Sale of Goods Act, 1930 and case law, if any. [Punj. JS 2000]
Who can distribute the business to Civil Courts in Punjab under Punjab Courts Act? [Punj JS 2001]
Who exercises disciplinary control over the State Judicial Service? [RJS 1980-81]
What is Writ of Certiorari? [RJS 1986]
Write a short note on Power of the High Courts to issue writs, directions, and orders. [RJS 2014]
What is the nature and scope of jurisdiction vested in the High Court under Article 227 of the Constitution of India? [MPJS 2009]