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  1. Is it possible that two candidates secure equal votes in Indian Presidential Election? If yes, then what is the process to resolve this dead-lock?
  2. In Gujarat by-election BJP won with major majority.
  3. with the 2nd arc recommending faster promotions the blue eyed baby of the services. ias can get promotion to senior cadre (joint secretary) in 14 years whilst the same for ips(dig?if im not wrong) or ifs is 17-22 years.....................the other two services are up in arms(so the newspaper reports say)....depite vociferous opposition the government has indicated the recommendations will be such a scenario... a)does the career graph not get skewed?????i mean think in terms of promotions and you will be left behind in a non ias service compared to your batch mates... b)does it make much sense to chose another service over ias now?????? i would be happy if someone with more knowledge can answer it......... i understand the ethos and demands of each service varies but zero budget the whole thing and ias seems to have become too lucrative in terms of opportunities as compared to other services..........................
  4. The following are the rigid provision of Indian constitution Amendment to these needs approval from at least 50% of states They are 1. Article 54,55 Election of President 2. Art. 73 extent of union exec. power 3. Art 162 extent of state exec. power 4. Art 241 high court for UT. 5. Any list under schedule 7 Please add on if i have missed on anything.....
  5. can anyone tell me in just points what are the issues involved with the post of president of india and with the election procedure of it???
  6. can anna team win in elections
  7. In this current political fiasco in the it confusion for presidential election or multiple policy paralysis nd many many more political embarassments..."it iz bettr to have a mid term election" ...not that it guarantees k sb thik ho jaega bt atleast indian 'junta' will have sm introspection as to whom they must choose for the purpose.. what say friends...????
  8. Hi all, Hope UPSC preparation is going on well for all of you. I read that most political parties vouch for backing the congress's candidate. I am interested in knowing your views as to why everyone wants to back congress's candidate? I hope this to turn into a fruitful discussion. Regards, ab
  9. Hi friends, I'd like to know if we need to take an ID proof along with our admit card. :confused: Thanks
  10. Anyone want to answer these questions? Q. American President has term of 4 years only, should we also reduce Lok Sabha term to 4 years? What benefits and problems do you see? ... Q. What's the difference between Democrats and Republicans? ... Q. If you were an American citizen, Which party would you vote? and why? ... Q. Why did Nixon and Indira hate eachother? ... Q. Then why don't Obama and Manmohan hate eachother? ... Q. What do you know about Watergate scandal? ... Q. Why were Kennedy and Lincoln assassinated? ... Q. President Obama mentions Health reforms in his speeches, what do you know about it? Why do the republicans keep opposing it? ... Q. What health-care reforms do you suggest for India? Should we also implement the reforms Obama is trying in America? ... Q. How are the election campaigns in America, different from India? Do you think we should 'import' their ways? ... Q. We've problem of Bangladeshi illegal immigrants, same way America has problem of Mexican immigrants. Do you think they've been more successful than us in combating it: Yes/No and why? ... Q. What's the difference between Labour, Conservatives? ... Q. If you were a British citizen, Which party would you vote? and why? ... Q. Ever heard the name Margarete Thatcher? ... Q. Should India have Two-party system like US or UK ? Justify your answer. ... Q. For better relations with India, Which party should come in power in UK and US? ...
  11. Hey guys , I was wondering that is there any provision , article or any sort of clause in our constitution for eunuchs. Can they vote ? Are they eligible for any services ? I have never heard of any so please throw some light on it. Thanks
  12. Can someone please explain the process of elections to Rajya Sabha? All the books say proportional representation through STV, but no book gives an example to make clear this concept? How does it work in reality? Also read that elections to Rajya Sabha is staggerred, the how does proportional representation work? Appreciate your help!!!
  13. Hello, I'm an absolute beginner. Aiming for CSE 2012. I've lot of time. Meanwhile I"m improving my G.K. What are "Government Orders (GO)" ? example: GO 610 etc. ? Where can I find more information about this? I learned about parliament of India & about state assemblies and their election procedure. I guess MPs constitute Teir 1 & MLAs, MLCs constitute tier 2. Then what is tier 3? I heard in some news about Tier 3 & District council. What are they? Where to find more information? I learnt about Elections in India - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia & State Assembly elections in India - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia but I've no clue about 1. Muncipalities & Muncipal elections 2. Panchayat Raj Polls:ZPTC & MPTC & Gram Panchayat Elections. I want to learn about these. Where can I study these?
  14. What is the difference between the working of District Panchayat and DPC? The basic reasoning behind the question is to find out what district panchayat can't do for which we have DPCs?
  15. What do you think about independence of State Election Commission, Finance Commission, Public Service Commission? This not only violates the principle of Democracy but also increase the party politics and leg pulling at grass root level. This will also increase the politicization of Civil service as National party is involved in PRI elections. So Civil Service is at his toe due to the pressure from top.
  16. February 2009 budget was INTERIM BUDGET or VOTE ON ACCOUNT...?? :p Could anyone clear this point? Because sometimes people think (even news papers do the same) that INTERIM BUDGET & VOTE ON ACCOUNT is the same. While i was surfing today, the above question raised infront of me.. Some news paper highlighted that it was VOTE ON ACCOUNT & other says it was INTERIM BUDGET... but BBC NEWS SAYS-- (February 2009) " वित्त वर्ष 2008-09 का बजट सिर्फ़ तीस अप्रैल तक के लिए है. इस लिहाज़ से 30 अप्रैल के बाद नई सरकार के गठन तक के लिए वित्तीय लेखाजोखा और सरकारी खर्चे को संसद की मंज़ूरी मिलना ज़रूरी है. आम तौर पर ऐसी स्थितियों में सरकार लेखानुदान पारित कराती है. लेखानुदान राजस्व और खर्चों का लेखाजोखा मात्र होता है. इसमें तीन या चार महीनों के लिए सरकारी कर्मियों के वेतन, पेंशन और अन्य सरकारी कार्यों के लिए राजकोष से धन लेने का प्रस्ताव होता है. ऐसा इसलिए है कि संविधान के मुताबिक राजकोष से धन निकालने के लिए संसद की मंज़ूरी आवश्यक है. लेकिन इस बार सरकार ने अंतरिम बजट पेश करने का फ़ैसला किया है. यानी लेखानुदान की बाध्यताएँ इस पर लागू नहीं होंगी." But there is slightly difference between INTERIM BUDGET & VOTE ON ACCOUNT---->> ---- Vote-on-account is the expenditure outlay for the functioning of the government presented by the Finance Minister to the parliament seeking approval for the estimated expenses to be incurred in the next few months. ---- While vote-on-account is some times referred to as interim Budget, interim Budget is more than presenting the expenditure; it also provides the receipt estimates along with the estimated expenditure. ---- A Vote-on-account is different from both interim and full Budget as it deals only with expenditure, while interim and complete Budgets deal with both expenditure and receipts. ----अंतरिम बजट (Interim Budget) आंकड़ों के खेल से ज्यादा कुछ नहीं होता क्योंकि इसमें एकाध महीने के लिए सरकार चलाने के लिए एक निश्चित धनराशि पर संसद की मंजूरी भर लेनी होती है। कौल और शकधर के मुताबिक, एक अंतरिम बजट का उद्देश्य लेखानुदान (vote on account)होता है और इसके लिए संसद में बहस की भी जरूरत नहीं होती। यह अपने चरित्र में ही इतना सामान्य होता है कि इसे बगैर किसी बहस के पारित किया जा सकता है। So my question is still there -- February 2009 budget was INTERIM BUDGET or VOTE ON ACCOUNT...?? :p
  17. Election Commission of India Turns 60 The Election Commission of India (ECI) will celebrate 60 years of its constitution on 25th January 2010 as the Diamond Jubilee Anniversary. The office of the Election Commission was set up on 25th January, 1950, while the rest of the Constitution came into force a day after i.e. on 26th January, 1950. It is also significant that Article 324 that created the Commission was one of those exceptional provisions, which were given effect as early as on 26 November, 1949.
  18. For the first time since 1979 Islamic revolution, Iran will have a woman Cabinet Minister, as Parliament on Thursday approved 18 out of 21 nominees proposed by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his new Cabinet. Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi, who will hold the Health portfolio, will be Iran’s first woman Minister. She is a qualified gynaecologist from Tehran University, and has been a well-known health activist. The Parliament also voiced its strong approval for Mr. Ahmadinejad’s choice of Ahmad Vahidi as Defence Minister, with 227 out of a total of 286 law makers backing him for the post. Earlier Interpol distributed an arrest warrant for Mr. Vahidi over a 1994 attack on the Israeli-Argentine Mutual Association (AMIA), which killed 85 people. Iran has strongly denied any involvement in the attack. Mr. Vahidi described the Parliament’s approval for him as a “decisive slap to Israel.” Parliament also approved some of the other seemingly controversial nominees. The Intelligence Ministry has gone to Heydar Moslehi, a former representative of the Supreme Leader to the paramilitary Basij militia. Massoud Mirkazemi, who has close ties with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), has been approved as the new Oil Minister. Parliament approved Mr. Ahmadinejad’s trusted confidants, Manouchehr Mottaki as Foreign Minister, while Mostafa Mohammad Najjar, a senior figure with an IRGC background, easily passed muster for the post of Interior Minister. Analysts point out that Parliament’s backing for most of Mr. Ahamdinejad’s nominees will strengthen the President’s hand, who has been the focus of a sustained attack by opposition, which has disputed his election to the presidency, following the June 12 polls. Following the strong approval by the law makers, Mr. Ahmadinejad is likely to fly to New York later this month to address the U.N. General Assembly session. On Thursday, he brushed aside the possibility of fresh sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme. “No one can impose any sanctions on Iran any longer,” the state-run IRNA news-agency quoted him as saying.
  19. What will happen to ARC After Election ? as you know Administrative Reform Commission was setup under Chairmanship of Veerappa Moily, in 2005, by President. the last thing I know was that its term was extended till 31st May, 09. I'm not sure what happend to it after that? let me know. now my question is, what'll happen to the Commission suppose say UPA doesn't come in power, will it get dissolved? ps : it was Constituted by President (but President has to act with aid and advice of Council of Minister?) and will its recommendation be implemented? My other querstion is, when will be the Next Pay Commission setup? Who Constituted the Pay Commission ? PM/ FM/ President ?
  20. Friends as you know after election , there is a convention that the Attorney General Resigns. is it same for Planning Commission ? or Will Depty Chairman of Planning Commission Mr. Montek Sigh will remain in Job even after election - no matter what party comes in power?
  21. Venezuela's Chavez wins vote to allow re-election ( Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez won a referendum vote on Sunday that lets him stay in power for as long as he keeps beating rivals in elections and bolsters support for his socialist and anti-US policies. Chavez has already been in power for 10 years and the referendum vote helps clear the way for him to fulfill his declared goal of ruling for decades, although the global economic crisis will limit his ability to spend oil cash on nationalizing industries and extending his influence overseas. Electoral authorities said 54 percent of voters approved a constitutional amendment to remove limits on re-election and allow Chavez to stay in office until he is defeated at the ballot box. His current term ends in 2013. "Long live the revolution," shouted Chavez, who was dressed in his signature red shirt and pumped his fist in the air as he stood on his palace balcony in front of thousands of flag-waving supporters, leading them singing the national anthem and they chanted "Heh-ho, Chavez won't go." "This can't stop, because the future of this country is in the president's hands," said Juan Carlos Carrillo, 40, a clothes vendor who voted in Caracas. Fireworks exploded across Caracas and caravans of cars and motorbikes sped through the city as Chavez supporters clad in red celebrated honking their horns." Opposition leaders, who say Chavez is an autocrat bent on sculpting Venezuela into a replica of communist Cuba, tried to capture discontent over crime, economic mismanagement and corruption. "If you want to see that the government has done, just look over there," said Doroteo Yose, pointing at impoverished shacks cramped onto the hillside of the capital. But the government campaigned hard. A retired army paratrooper who once led a failed coup before winning power at the ballot box, Chavez has survived a putsch and two national strikes against his rule and has the loyalty of many poor Venezuelans. He took office in 1999 as an underdog vowing to end corrupt elites, and is popular for spending on health clinics, schools and food hand-outs. Calling former Cuban President Fidel Castro his political "father", Chavez has become the standard bearer for anti-US sentiment in Latin America, using his OPEC nation's oil wealth to help allies and counter US influence in the region. He has strengthened ties with Russia and Iran, and allies in Ecuador and Bolivia have joined him in rewriting laws to extend their rule and increasing state control over the economy in the name of bringing wealth to neglected poor majorities. The victory on Sunday allows Chavez, 54, to put behind him a damaging vote loss in 2007, when his first attempt to remove constitutional restraints on his extended rule was defeated.
  22. Since the passing of UAPA bill and establishment of NIA some question has arisen in the minds of Indian citizens. Though the passing of the bill got huge applause in the parliament, is this just a provocative action after the Mumbai terror and other terror incidents that took place in recent time or is the full planned and thought of strategy of the government? Dear friends kindly give your views about the present situation.................... Regards
  23. Barack Obama makes history, elected US president ( Democrat Barack Obama captured the White House on Tuesday after an extraordinary two-year campaign, defeating Republican John McCain to make history as the first black to be elected US president. Obama will be sworn in as the 44th US president on January 20, 2009, television networks said. He will face a crush of immediate challenges, from tackling an economic crisis to ending the war in Iraq and striking a compromise on overhauling the health care system. McCain saw his hopes for victory evaporate with losses in a string of key battleground states led by Ohio, the state that narrowly clinched President George W. Bush's re-election in 2004, and Virginia, a state that had not backed a Democrat since 1964. Obama led a Democratic electoral landslide that also expanded the party's majorities in both chambers of Congress and firmly repudiated eight years of Republican President George W. Bush's leadership. The win by Obama, son of a black father from Kenya and white mother from Kansas, marked a milestone in U.S. history. It came 45 years after the height of the civil rights movement led by Martin Luther King. In a campaign dominated at the end by a flood of bad news on the economy, Obama's leadership and proposals on how to handle the crisis tipped the race in his favor. Exit polls showed six of every 10 voters listed the economy as the top issue. Tens of thousands of Obama supporters gathered in Chicago's Grant Park for an election night rally that had the air of a celebratory concert, cheering results that showed his victories in key states. McCain, a 72-year-old Arizona senator and former Vietnam War prisoner, had hoped to become the oldest president to begin a first term in the White House and see his running mate Sarah Palin become the first female U.S. vice president.[/font] Thanks much, Sreekar
  24. On August 22, 2006 the constitutional bench of the Supreme Court upheld the validity of an amendment of the representation of the People Act, removing the requirements of domicility for the election in Rajya Sabha. This was already done so in the December 2003 by the parliament, and now upheld by Supreme Court. Prior to this amendment, a candidate had to be a voter in the state from where he was to be elected. The Supreme Court also upheld the introduction of 'Open ballot', instead of 'Secret Ballot' for the election to the house.
  25. Thanks Sai for pointing out the mistake regarding one of the articles posted on regarding chief election commissioner of India. Mr. B.B Tandon retired on 29 june 2006. He is succeeded by N. Gopla Swamy. Below is the list of people who held the position as chief election commisioners of India: Chief Election Commissioners 1. Sukumar Sen : 21 March 1950 to 19 December 1958 K.V.K. Sundaram : 20 December 1958 to 30 September 1967 S.P. Sen Verma : 1 October 1967 to 30 September 1972 Dr Nagendra Singh : 1 October 1972 to 6 February 1973 T. Swaminathan : 7 February 1973 to 17 June 1977 S.L. Shakdhar : 18 June 1977 to 17 June 1982 R.K. Trivedi : 18 June 1982 to 31 December 1985 R.V.S. Peri Sastri : 1 January 1986 to 25 November 1990 V.S. Ramadevi : 26 November 1990 to 11 December 1990 T.N. Seshan : 12 December 1990 to 11 December 1996 M.S. Gill : 12 December 1996 to 13 June 2001 J.M. Lyngdoh : 14 June 2001 to 7 February 2004 T S Krishnamurthy : 8 February 2004 to 15 May 2005 B.B. Tandon : 16 May 2005 to 29 June 2006 N. Gopalaswamy : 30 June 2006 to present For updated information on election commission please visit the official site: -Thanks much, Sreekar