Administrative Law: Question Paper, Dec 2019

Q1. Answer in one or two sentences               [20 marks]

a. Define “Information” as per Right to Information Act.
b. State any two requisites of a Government Contract.
c. What is an “Institutional decision” ?
d. What is official bias ?
e. Define Delegated Legislation.
f. Define Ombudsman/
g. What are the three organs of Government and their functions ?
h. What is Substantive Ultra vires ?
i. What is the meaning of speaking order ?
j. State ay two functions of Union Public Service Commission.

Q2. Write short Notes on any Four                  [20 marks]

a. Droit Administratif
b. Separation of power
c. A.K. Kraipak vs. Union of India
d. Right to Information Act.
e. Parliamentary control over delegated Legislation.
f. Central Vigilance Commission

Q3. Solve any two                                                  [12 marks]

a. Miss. Varsha, an IAS officer working as sub-Divisional officer under the state Government while imparting her legal duties she had taken some stringent actions against land mafia’s in her division.  Due to political pressure, she was suspended from her officer.
i. Guide Miss Varsha to reinstate her service ?
ii. Under which Provision of Constitution of India, she can work without any fear of loss of her employment ?

b. Rules Provided that Person would not granted school leaving certificate unless he had completed fifteen years of age. However, the Director was given power to grant exemption from this this rule under certain circumstances in deserving cases. But the director made an invariable rule that he will grant exemption only if the person has completed thirteen years of age.
i. What is the meaning of Administration discretion ?
ii. Can the rule made by the Director be challenged ? Give reason.

c. A Regional Engineering college made admissions of candidates n basis of oral interview after a written test. The marks allocated for oral test were one-third of the total marks. This admission procedure was challenged by one candidate as arbitrary action.
i. Does allocated of one-third marks of the total marks for oral test violate any legal provision ? Explain.
ii. Write the judgement in the above case.

Q4. Answer any four:                                           [48 marks]

a. Define Administrative Law and explain the sources of Administrative Law ?
b. Discuss the Dicey’s doctrine of Rule of Law with relevant case laws.
c. Explain the judicial control over Delegated Legislation.
d. Explain “Audi Alteram partem Rule”
e. Explain Doctrine of Proportionality.
f. Define Public Interest litigation, discuss the role of Indian Supreme Court as a protector of rights through PIL.

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