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  1. What is federalism?

  2. How many levels federal government should have?

  3. What is unitary government ?

  4. Which government looks after day to day administration of states?

  5. What is jurisdiction?

  6. Who guarantees the jurisdiction of various levels of government?

  7. How can the fundamental provisions of constitution can be changed ?

  8. Who have the power to interpret the constitution?

  9. What are the objectives of federal system ?

  10. Which two aspects are crucial for an ideal federal system?

  11. What is the difference between coming together and holding together federations?

  12. Which is the third tier of government in India?

  13. What is the union list?

  14. What is the state list?

  15. What is the concurrent list?

  16. What are residuary subjects?

  17. What is necessary condition for the success of federalism ?

  18. What is the reason behind the success of federalism in India ?

  19. What was the first major test for democratic politics in India?

  20. In which year the boundaries of old states of India were changed in order to create new states?

  21. What are the factors on the basis of which states are created in India?

  22. What has made administration easier in India?

  23. Which are the official languages of India?

  24. How many languages are recognized as scheduled languages in our constitution?

  25. In which year the use of English language was to stop call official purposes?

  26. What was the second test for Indian Federation?

  27. What undermined the spirit of federalism in India?

  28. When did the era of coalition government started in India?

  29. What is a coalition government?

  30. What lead to a new culture of power sharing and respect for the state governments.

  31. Why there is need for a third level of government in India?

  32. What is decentralization?

  33. What was the basic idea behind decentralization?

  34. Why did government decided to continue the use of English for official purposes?

  35. Where was the need for decentralization recognized in India?

  36. In which year decentralization came in India?

  37. What was done to make the 3rd level of government more powerful and effective?

  38. Which independent institution is responsible to conduct panchayat and municipal elections in India?

  39. By what name is rural local government popularly known?

  40. What is gram panchayat?

  41. Who are the various members in gram panchayat?

  42. What is the name given to decision making body for the entire village?

  43. Who supervises the work of the gram panchayat?

  44. Who are the members of gram Sabha?

  45. What is a panchayat samiti?

  46. What is the name given to a group of gram panchayats?

  47. Who review the performance of the gram panchayat?

  48. Who approves the annual budget of gram panchayat?

  49. How many times gram Sabha should meet in a year?

  50. What is zilla parishad ?

  51. Who is the head of zilla parishad ?

  52. Where are municipalities formed ?

  53. Where are municipal corporations are set up?

  54. Who controls municipalities and municipal corporations?

  55. Who is the political head of municipality ?

  56. Who is the political head of Municipal Corporation?

  57. Which is the largest experiment in democracy conducted in India?

  58. How many elected representatives are there in the panchayat and Municipalities in India?

  59. What are the difficulties faced by the local government in India?

  60. Which city in Brazil has carried out an extraordinary experiment in decentralization?

  61. How many people participate every year in the decision making exercise in Brazil?

  62. What type of experiment was carried out in Brazil?

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