Topic 3: Dispute Redressal Mechanisms and Institutions.
Q.1 The Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019 proposes a robust mechanism for resolving inter-state river water disputes. Comment
Previous years’ Questions:
Constitutional mechanisms to resolve the inter-state water disputes have failed to address and solve the problems. Is the failure due to structural or process inadequacy or both? Discuss.
What are the major changes brought in the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 through the recent Ordinance promulgated by the President? How far will it improve India’s dispute resolution mechanism? Discuss.
How far do you agree with the view that tribunals curtail the jurisdiction of ordinary courts? In view of the above, discuss the constitutional validity and competency of the tribunals in India?