Right to Recall

March 17, 2017

This article examines the proposal to amend the Representation of People Act, 1951 in such a way that it allows voters to recall the elected MPs/ MLAs if people are not satisfied by their conduct. The Representation of People Act, 1951 was enacted in 1951 under Article...

Economic Survey 2016-17: Chapter-2: Economic Vision For Precocious, Cleavaged India

February 14, 2017

“Democracy” has allowed India to show a robust performance in economic growth yet, there are  serious challenges that underline the poor democracy with deep social fissures in the country. Due to these challenges, the economic survey calls India a precocious, cleavaged democracy. As highlighted in chapter-1, these...

Parliamentary Dissent in India

December 25, 2016

Dissent means holding of different opinions and views. When dissent is brought on the floor of the parliament, it is called parliamentary dissent. President Pranab Mukherjee on his visit to Auckland in May 2016 had stated that “Without dissent, parliamentary system is dysfunctional”. Importance of Parliamentary Dissent...