civics - federalism

Class 10 - Civics

Federalism

Q&A
Question:

Which law will remain prevalent if there is any conflict over a subject mentioned in the Concurrent list?

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The law passed by the Union Government will prevail.



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Questions and Answers


Federalism - Questions
1.

How are village Sarpanch or Panches elected?


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2.

Point out one feature in the practice of federalism in India that is similar to any one feature that is different from that of  Belgium.


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3.

What is federalism ? [CBSE 2014]


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4.

Name an Indian state which enjoys a special status.


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5.

Explain the values reflected by the principle of decentralisation in India.


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6.

"Local governments have made a significant impact on Indian democracy. At the same time there are many difficulties."Explain. [CBSE 2012]


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7.

Mention any two subjects which are r included in the union list. Explain by giving reasons why these are included in  the union list.


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8.

Explain two achievements and two difficulties of the Icoal self-governments in India. [CBSE Comp. (O) 2008, Sept. 2011, 14]


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9.

What is a Union List ?


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10.

Mention any two features of federalism.


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11.

What is Zila Parishad ?


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12.

How many languages have been recognised as scheduled languages?


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13.

How is the Indian federal system different from that of Sri Lanka ? Explain by giving three examples.


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14.

What is the rationale for decentralization of power ? Describe the functions of Rural Local Government. [CBSE 2013]


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15.

Categorise the following under Union list or Concurrent list.
(i) Currency (ii) Education


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16.

What is a State List ?


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17.

How judiciary acts as an umpire in a federal nation?


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18.

Explain the major key features of federalism.
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Describe any four features of the federalism. [CBSE 2011, 14]


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19.

What is the importance of judiciary in a federal government ?


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20.

The sharing of power between the Union government and the state governments is basic to the structure of the Indian Constitution'. Explain.


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21.

What are Union Territories ?


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22.

What is decentralisation ? What is the importance or need for decentralisation ? [CBSE Sept. 2010, 14]
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"Do you take decentralisation as a mean to minimise the conflicts ?"Give your view point. [CBSE 2014]


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23.

Who governs the Union Territories ?


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24.

What is decentralisation ? [CBSE 2014]


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25.

Mention any four difficulties of the local government in India. [CBSE Comp. (O) 2008, Sept. 2010, 14]


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26.

Which two languages have been identified as the official languages? [CBSE 2014]


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27.

What is a Concurrent List ?


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28.

Critically analyse the Centre-State relations prior to 1990 and after. [CBSE 2013]


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29.

Mention the three tier system prevailing in India.


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30.

What is Gram Panchayat ?


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31.

Who is a Mayor ?


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32.

Why did the makers of our Constitution declare India to be a ‘Union of states’ ? Why were some sub-political units of India given a special status ? [CBSE 2012]


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33.

Why were the linguistic states created? What are their advantages ? [CBSE 2008 (Compt)]


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34.

Restructuring the Centre-State relations is an important way in which the Indian Federalism has been strengthened in practice.' Explain.


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35.

Explain how law making powers are  shared between centre and states in India ? Mention three subjects each of Ans. Union List and State List. [CBSE 2013]
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Describe the division of power between the central and the state governments in India. [CBSE 2011]
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How are the powers divided between the states and centre ? Explain with examples.


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36.

Name the three tier government system in India. What steps have been taken by the government to make the third tier more powerful and effective ? [CBSE 2008(0)]
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How has the third tier of government in our country been made more effective and powerful by the Constitutional Amendment of 1992 ? [CBSE Sept. 2010]
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Explain any four provisions that have been made towards decentralisation in India after the constitutional amendment in 1992. [CBSE Sept. 2010, 2011, 2012]


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37.

Explain the advantages of decentrali ¬sation. [CBSE Sept. 2010, 14]
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Explain any four features of the third tier of government. [CBSE Sept. 2011]
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Explain how the federal experiment has been successful in the matter of formation of states in India. [CBSE Sept. 2010]
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Give two arguments in favour of decentralisation of powers to local governments. Give two provisions under the amendment of 1992 which empowers local governments in India. [CBSE Sept. 2011]
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Assess the need for local government. [CBSE 2012, 14]


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38.

Mention any four features of federalism. [CBSE 2008, 2009 (O), Sept. 2010, 2011, 2012]
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Explain four features of the federal form of government. [CBSE 2008 Comp. (O) (D)]


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39.

There are two kinds of routes through which federations have been formed.' Name the two routes by giving one example of each.


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40.

What is Panchayat Samiti ?


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41.

Mention any four major values which are reflected by federalism in India.


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42.

What is a Panchayati Raj ? What is its importance ? [CBSE 2008 (F)]


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43.

Which law will remain prevalent if there is any conflict over a subject mentioned in the Concurrent list?


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44.

All states in the Indian Union do not have identical powers. Justify. –


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45.

"The creation of linguistic states was the first and major test for democratic politics in our country."Justify this statement. [CBSE 2011, 14]


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46.

What is Unitary Government ?


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47.

Define :
(a) Gram Panchayat
(b) Panchayat Samiti
(c) Zila Parishad
(d) Mayor


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48.

Explain how the federal experiment has been successful in the matter of formation of states in India. [CBSE 2011]


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49.

Which is the highest tier of the Panchayati Raj ? Explain its composition.


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50.

Explain the language policy of Indian Federal. How is it different from Sri Lanka ?
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Write any four characteristics of language policy of India. [CBSE 2011]
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Describe in brief the language policy of India. [CBSE 2010]

 


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