Polity for Mains

CCI

Competition Commission of India is a body of the Government of India responsible for enforcing The Competition Act, 2002 throughout India and to prevent activities that have an adverse effect on competition in India. It was established on 14 October 2003. It became fully functional in May 2009. The objectives of the Act are sought to be achieved …

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Assessment of Judges

Why the issue is in news? •    Gujarat law department has ordered retirement of 17 judges for unsatisfactory performance •    These judges failed to improve their performances even after regular warnings What’s the concern now? •    Existing system of performance evaluation for the lower judiciary is plagued with various problems. •    …

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Anti-defection

 What is Anti-defection law? The anti-defection law was passed by parliament in 1985 strengthened in 2002. The 52nd amendment to the Constitution added the Tenth Schedule which laid down the process by which legislators may be disqualified on grounds of defection. Conditions of Disqualification If a member of a house belonging to a political party: Voluntarily gives …

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14th FC

Centre has devolved 42% of Central revenues to the states, 5% to urban local bodies, 2% for natural calamities. A long overdue state autonomy and increased federalism is on the cards now. The FFC recommendation to increase the unconditional transfers of funds by a huge 10% is welcome. At last wishes of the states and …

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73rd CAA

73rd CAA gave constitutional status to Local bodies. Local Governments before 73rd amendment were totally dependent upon respective state government as far as finances, election to these bodies and autonomy to these bodies are considered. 73rd Amendment empowers the State to create Panchayats at village, intermediate and district levels and provides the State with powers …

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