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Q) Filling up vacancies in the judicial system is a continuous and collaborative process involving the executive and the judiciary. Substantiate.

Why this question?

Issue of current importance.

Key demand of the Question 

The answer must discuss the factors involved in appointment of judges.

Directive

Substantiate – When you are asked to Substantiate, you have to pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidence.  You have to appraise the worth of the statement in question using suitable case studies or/ and examples.

Introduction 

Start with what you understand by the collegium system.

Body

In the first part, discuss why the collegium system was introduced in the first place and has it been able to achieve the objectives.

In the next part, discuss the criticisms of the Collegium System. Present suggestions to address these flaws.

Conclusion

Conclude that reforming the collegium system is a good step in the right direction.

 

Q) The sense of power of China needs to be checked so that it abides by the intergovernmental and international agreements and conventions. Critically examine in the light of recent maritime laws released by China.

Why this Question?

Important part of GS Paper-II.

Key demand of the Question 

Discuss the importance of the South China Sea.

Directive

Critically examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we have to look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.

Introduction 

Start with a context of the question.

Body 

In the first part, discuss the significance of South China Sea

In the next part, explain how the relations among ASEAN countries have deteriorated in recent times due to the dispute. Give examples.

Conclusion 

Conclude with a way forward.

 

Q) GST  has proved to be a successful template for Centre-State Relations as most decisions in the GST council have been unanimous.Discuss.

Why this Question?

Important part of GS Paper-III.

Key demand of the Question 

Explain the benefits of GST

Directive

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Introduction 

Start with a context of the question.

Body 

In the first part, explain the benefits of GST in Centre-State relations.

In the next part, discuss the steps that can be taken by the government to improve the system. 

Conclusion

Conclude with a way forward.