Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Quarterly – Issue 2

The Editorial Board for CALQ is inviting submissions for the second issue (Issue 1. 2) from legal academicians, professionals and students.

Theme

The Comparative Constitutional Law & Administrative Law Quarterly (CALQ) attempts to initiate and foster academic dialogue concerning the subject of administrative law and constitutional law from a global perspective.

Articles on Constitutional Law should be comparative in nature, involving any legal regime. However, articles in the area of Administrative Law are not subjected to this requirement.

Notes should be based on certain specific issue associated with any policy or legal issue. The comments of the author must be comparative in nature.

Case Comments with respect to recent judgments of significance in the field of Constitution Law with a comparative analysis of a judgment from another legal regime are invited.

Guidelines

1. Abstract: The manuscript must be accompanied with an abstract of not more than 350 words.

2. Word Limits:

– Articles – Not exceeding 6000 (six thousand) words
– Notes – Not exceeding 4000 (four thousand) words.
– Case Comment – Not exceeding 3000 (three thousand) words.

3. Formatting specifications: The manuscript must be in Times New Roman, Font Size 12 with 1.5 Line Spacing.

4. Language: The Journal shall follow British English.

  • The manuscript submitted should be original and unpublished.
  •  Upon the selection of the article by the Editorial Board of CALQ, the copyright of the article shall transfer to the Board when the Author/s has been intimated about the choice.
  • Author/s may be asked to revise or resubmit the manuscript within a stipulated time. Upon re-submission of the manuscript, the author/s would be required to mention the suggestion made by the Editorial Board and the subsequent changes made by the author/s.

In case of an offer of publication from another journal for the submitted manuscript, the author/s may request an expedited review via a mail to editorcalq [at] gmail [dot] com with the details about the Journal which has extended the offer and the manuscript attached.

Submissions

  1. The Author/s are required to email the manuscript to editorcalq [at] gmail [dot] com
  2. The manuscript may be mailed in ‘.doc’ or ‘.docx’ format.
  3. The subject of the mail must clearly mention ‘Submission for CALQ (2013) Volume 1.2?.
  4. The mail must be addressed to the ‘Board of Editors’ providing the name of the author/s with the name of the institution affiliated to and the contact details.
  5. A mail confirming the receipt of your manuscript and subsequently the acceptance of your manuscript for publication would be duly conveyed to the author/s through the email id mentioned on the Covering Letter of the manuscript.
  6. Last date for submission – May 31, 2013

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You can find more information at our website, www.calq.in.

Karnataka State Law (KSLU) University Previous Years Model Question Papers for LLB Second Semester – Administrative Law

Karnataka State Law (KSLU) University Previous Years Model Question Papers for LLB Second Semester – Administrative Law

 UNIT I – Administrative Law Model Question Papers

Essay Questions

  • June 2010: Discuss the nature and scope of administrative law
  • June 2010: Explain the components of ‘Rule of Law’
  • June 2011: “Administrative Law is an Instrument to combat administrative authoritarianism through the instrumentality of courts”. Explain
  • June 2011: When administrative authorities have to act Judicially in India ? Explain.
  • Jan 2011: Define Administrative Law. Discuss the nature and scope of Administrative Law
  • Jan 2011: “The dividing line between administrative power and Quasi-Judicial power is quite thin and is being gradually obliterated.” Discuss.
  • Jan 2012: Explains the reasons for the growth of Administrative Law in India
  • Jan 2012: Discuss the enforceability of Administrative directions

Short Notes

  • June 2010: Write a note on enforceability of administrative directions
  • June 2010: ‘A’ a government officer vested with discretion to grant permission for transplantation of kidney announced a policy to be applied by him to all cases coming before him for decision. ‘P’ an applicant who is refused permission challenges the decision of A. Decide.
  • June 2011: Critically examine the concept of “Rule of Law”.
  • June 2011: Write a note on “Droit Administratiff”.
  • Jan 2011: Critically examine the Doctrine of Separation of Powers.
  • Jan 2011: Distinguish “Discretionary Power” and “Arbitrary Power”.
  • Jan 2012: Write a short note on Droit-Administratiff
  • Jan 2012: The Government issued an office memorandum providing for fixation of salary of re-employed personnel. “A” who is re-employed wants memorandum to be enforced. The Government contends that the memorandum being Administrative direction confers no enforceable right upon ‘A’. Decide.

UNIT II – Administrative Law Model Question Papers

Essay Questions

  • June 2010: Define delegated legislation and state the reasons for its growth
  • June 2010: Explain judicial control over delegated legislation with the help of decided cases
  • June 2011: Discuss the various factors responsible for the rapid growth of delegated legislations in India
  • June 2011: Discuss with the help of decided cases Judicial control of delegated legislations in India.
  • Jan 2011: Discuss the Parliamentary control over delegated lesgislations in India
  • Jan 2011: “Essential functions of the legislature cannot be delegated to the Executives”. Discuss with the help of decided cases.
  • Jan 2012: Explain the Doctrine of Ultra-vires. Refer decided cases.
  • Jan 2012: Define Delegated Legislation and State the reasons for its growth.

Short Notes

  • June 2010: An Act of State contains a provision that the State Government may extend any section of the Act to a particular area subject to “Such restrictions and modifications as the Governments may deem fit. Is the delegation valid?
  • June 2010: An Act of a State imposed Sales Tax on goods. Items mentioned in the Schedule were exempted from tax. The Act conferred power on the State Government to add or delete items from the Schedule. Before doing so, the Government had to give three months notice and consult affected interests. Is the delegation valid?
  • June 2011: What delegations are permissible ?
  • June 2011: What are sub-delegations ?
  • Jan 2011: What are Administrative Directions?
  • Jan 2011: Whether licensing Authorities have to act Judicially?
  • Jan 2012: Under the Advocates Act, 1961, Bar Council of India is given the power to prescribe the Qualifications for an advocate to vote at an election. The State Bar Council fixed these qualifications with the approval of Bar Council of India. Is it valid?
  • Jan 2012: Write a note on ‘Sub-delegation’

UNIT III –  Administrative Law Model Question Papers

Essay Questions

  • June 2010: Discuss different kinds of bias with reference to decided cases.
  • June 2010: Explain ‘quasi-judicial’ function. Discuss the grounds for characterizing the function as ‘quasi-judicial’.
  • June 2011: “Rule against Bias” is one of the concepts of “Fair hearing”. Discuss with the help of decided cases.
  • June 2011: “Audi Alterm Partem” is sine Quo non of “Fair hearing”. Discuss with the help of decided cases.
  • Jan 2011: Explain the concept of “Fair Hearing”, with the help of decided cases.
  • Jan 2011: Discuss the various exceptions to the principles of Natural Justice with the help of decided cases.
  • Jan 2012: Discuss the Reasoned Decisions. Refer with decided cases.
  • Jan 2012: Explain the Personal Bias and Pecuniary Bias with reference to decided cases.

Short Notes

  • June 2010: ‘A’ was dismissed from the government service on the ground that he was convicted for an offence of theft. He challenges the dismissal on the ground that he was not given an opportunity of hearing. Decide.
  • June 2010: An inquiry was commenced by the general manager of the factory against ‘A’. The Managing Director was incharge of the prosecution. After examining some witnesses the Managing Director took over the inquiry and examined the General Manager as a witness. As a result of the inquiry ‘A’ was dismissed. He challenges the order of dismissal as violating the rules of natural justice. Decide.
  • June 2011: What is a “Reasoned decision” ?
  • June 2011: An advocate was removed from the rolls of state Bar council on the ground of his professional misconduct, without giving opportunity to defend himself. Examine the validity of his removal.
  • Jan 2011: What is a Speaking Order?
  • Jan 2011: University cancels the degree of a Student without giving him any opportunity to defend himself. Examine the validity of the cancellation.
  • Jan 2012: The Collector of the Districts submits his report to the State Government about working of Village Panchayat. On the basis of this report, the State Government after giving show cause notice to the Village Panchayat, dissolved it. However, copy of the Collector’s report was not given to it. Is this dissolution valid?
  • Jan 2012: A Magistrate imposed a penalty on an owner of dog for treating the dog with cruelty on a complaint given by the Society for prevention of cruelty to animals. The Magistrate himself was a member of the Society. Is his decision valid?

UNIT IV – Administrative Law Model Question Papers

Essay Questions

  • June 2010: State the extent of liability of the government in Tort.
  • June 2010: Discuss the principles governing the grant of writs of ‘mandamus’ and ‘Quo-warranto’.
  • June 2011: Discuss the scope of Judicial review of Administrative Discretion in the light of Fundamental rights.
  • June 2011: Discuss the various civil and equitable remedies to control administrative actions in India.
  • Jan 2011: Discuss the scope of Writ of Mandamus for Judicial review of Administrative actions.
  • Jan 2011: What is “Government Contract”? Discuss the various liabilities of Government in Government Contracts with the help of decided cases.
  • Jan 2012: Explain the Government privilege to withhold documents in evidence. Refer decided cases.
  • Jan 2012: Explain the writ of Mandamus. How does it different from injunction?

Short Notes

  • June 2010: The Central Government notified an export promotion scheme declaring that the exporters of woolen textiles and goods would be entitled to import raw materials equal to 100 percent of the value of exports. Relying upon the notification ‘A’ a trader exported goods of the value Rs.25 lakhs. He sought a license for importing a raw material worth Rs.25 lakhs. The government refused to give a license. ‘A’ challenges the decision in court. Decide.
  • June 2010: Write a note on ‘Right to Information’
  • June 2011: Distinguish between ‘Court’ and ‘Tribunal’.
  • June 2011: Whether a writ can be issued to enforce contractual liability against
  • state ?
  • Jan 2011: Define “Administrative Discretion”?
  • Jan 2011: Whether “State” is bound by a Statue?
  • Jan 2012: A contract was entered between ‘A’ and Government of India through correspondence of letters. However, there was no formal contract deed entered between them. Whether this contract is valid?
  • Jan 2012: The Government has announced that new industrial units in the State would be granted exemption from payment of tax for a period of three years. Acting on the above assurance ‘X’ established a factory on the assurance. Later the Government withdraws the said benefit. ‘X’ wants to approach the court. Advise him.

UNIT V – Administrative Law Model Question Papers

Essay Questions

  • June 2010: State the principles relating to judicial control over public undertakings.
  • June 2010: What is the need for institution of Ombudsman? What are the steps taken in India in this regard?
  • June 2011: Explain the Juristic status of public corporations in India relating to their liability in ‘Tort’ and ‘Contract’.
  • June 2011: Explain how far “Lokayuktha” helps to redress the citizen’s grievances against adminstrative faulty.
  • Jan 2011: Critically examine the various controls over public corporations in India.
  • Jan 2011: Explain how far Karnataka Lokayuktha helps to redress the citizen’s grievances against mal-administration and corruption.
  • Jan 2012: Discuss Judicial Control over Public Undertakings.
  • Jan 2012: Write a critical note on Lokpal in India

Short Notes

  • June 2010: Write a note on Corruption
  • June 2010: Write a note on Parliamentary Committees.
  • June 2011: Distinguish “Court” from “Commission of Enquiry”.
  • June 2011: Write a note on “Public Interest Litigation”.
  • Jan 2011: Write a note on “Central Vigilance Commission”
  • Jan 2011: Write a short note on State Human Rights Commission
  • Jan 2012: Write a note on “Central Vigilance Commission”
  • Jan 2012: Write a critical note on Lokayuktha in Karnataka