Law

PAPER - I

Constitutional and Administrative Law

  • 1. Constitution and Constitutionalism: The distinctive features of the Constitution.
  • 2. Fundamental rights - Public interest litigation; Legal Aid; Legal services authority.
  • 3. Relationship between fundamental rights, directive principles and fundamental duties.
  • 4. Constitutional position of the President and relation with the Council of Ministers.
  • 5. Governor and his powers.
  • 6. Supreme Court and High Courts:
  • (a) Appointments and transfer.
  • (b) Powers, functions and jurisdiction.
  • 7. Centre, States and loe,a1 bodies:
  • (a) Distribution of legislative powers between the Union and t#e States.
  • (b) Local bodies.
  • (c) Administrative relationship among Union, State and Local Bodies.
  • (d) Eminent domain - State property - common property - community property.
  • 8. Legislative powers, privileges and immunities.
  • 9. Services under the Union and the States:
  • (a) Recruitment and conditions of services Constitutional safeguards Administrative tribunals.
  • (b) Union Public Service Commission and State Public Service Commissions - Power and functions.
  • (c) Election Commission Rower and functions.
      • 10. Emergency provisions.
      • 11. Amendment of the Constitutio
      • 12. Principles of natural justice - Emergm and judicial approach.
      • 13. Delegated legislation and its constitutionality.
      • 14. Separation of powers and constitutional governance.
      • 15. Judicial review of administrative action.
      • 16. Ombudsman: Lokayukta, Lokpal etc.
      • International Law

      • 1. Nature and definition of international law.
      • 2. Relationship between international law and municipal law.
      • 3. State recognition and state succession.
      • 4. Law of the sea: Inland waters, territorial sea, contiguous zone, continental shelf, exclusiveeconomic zone, high seas.
      • 5. Individuals: Nationality, statelessness; Human rights and procedures available for their enforcement.
      • 6. Territorial jurisdiction of States, extradition and asylum.
      • 7. Treaties: Formation, application, termination and reservation.
      • 8. United Nations: Its principal organs, powers, functions and reform.
      • 9. Peaceful settlement of disputes - different modes.
      • 10. Lawful recourse to force: aggression, self-defence, intervention.
      • 11. Fundamenta( principles of international humanitarian law - International conventions ant contemporary developments.
      • 12. Legality of the use of nuclear weapons; ban on testing of nuclear weapons; Nuclear - non proliferation treaty, CTBT.
      • 13. Terrorism: I4ternational terrorism, state sponsored terrorism, hijacking, international criminal court.
      • 14. New internation'l economic order and iGt monetary law: WT TRIPS, GATT, IMF, World Bank.
      • 15. Protection and improvement of the human environment: International efforts.
      • PAPER - II

        Law of Crimes

      • 1. General principles of criminal liability: Mens rea and actus reus, mens rea in statutory offences.
      • 2. Kinds of punishment and emerging trends as to abolition of capital punishment.
      • 3. Pfe-paration and criminal attempt.
      • 4. General exceptions.
      • 5. Joint and constructive liability.
      • 6. Abetment.
      • 7. Criminal conspiracy.
      • 8. Offences against the State.
      • 9. Offences against public tranquility.
      • 10. Offences against human body.
      • 11. Offences against property.
      • 12. Offences against women.
      • 13. Defamation.
      • 14. Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
      • 15. Protection of Civil Rights Act 1955 and subsequent legislative developments