Paper - I

Constitutional and Administrative Law:

  • Constitution and Constitutionalism: The distinctive features of the Constitution. Foreign accounts: Greek, Chinese and Arab writers.
  • Fundamental rights – Public interest litigation; Legal Aid; Legal services authority.
  • Relationship between fundamental rights, directive principles and fundamental duties.
  • Constitutional position of the President and relation with the Council of Ministers.
  • Governor and his powers.
  • Supreme Court and High Courts:
    • Appointments and transfer.
    • Powers, functions and jurisdiction.
  • Centre, States and local bodies:
    • Distribution of legislative powers between the Union and the States.
    • Local bodies.
    • Administrative relationship among Union, State and Local Bodies.
    • Eminent domain – State property – common property – community property.
  • Legislative powers, privileges and immunities.
  • Services under the Union and the States:
    • Recruitment and conditions of services; Constitutional safeguards; Administrative tribunals.
    • Union Public Service Commission and State Public Service Commissions – Power and functions
    • Election Commission – Power and functions.
  • Emergency provisions
  • Amendment of the Constitution.
  • Principles of natural justice – Emerging trends and judicial approach.
  • Delegated legislation and its constitutionality.
  • Separation of powers and constitutional governance.
  • Judicial review of administrative action.
  • Ombudsman: Lokayukta, Lokpal etc.

Paper - II

Law of Crimes:

  • General principles of criminal liability: Mens rea and actus reus, mens rea in statutory offences.
  • Kinds of punishment and emerging trends as to abolition of capital punishment.
  • Preparation and criminal attempt.
  • General exceptions.
  • Joint and constructive liability.
  • Abetment.
  • Criminal conspiracy.
  • Offences against the State.
  • Offences against public tranquility.
  • Offences against human body.
  • Offences against property.
  • Offences against women.
  • Defamation.
  • Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
  • Protection of Civil Rights Act 1955 and subsequent legislative developments.
  • Plea bargaining.
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