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...

Delimitation in India

February 22, 2016

Delimitation means the drawing of boundaries. The boundaries may be domestic, national and International, but the most general use of this term is in context with electoral boundaries. Article 82 (Readjustment after each census) makes provision for delimitation of the electoral boundaries. It is the process of...

Cut Motions in Indian Parliament

November 19, 2015

After the budget is presented in Parliament and discussions over it are completed, the members get an opportunity to move cut motions to reduce the amount of demand. The members from particular parties or coalitions may bring their own cut motions. The members generally give notice of...

Railway Convention Committee

November 15, 2015

Prior to 1924, the Railway Finances were a part of the Central Government Finances. From 1924 onwards, the Railway Budget was separated from the Central Government budget and that continues till date. The finances of the Railways are determined by the Railway Convention committees since the Railway...

Parliamentary Fora in India

November 11, 2015

The Parliamentary Fora or Forums provide a platform to members of the house to have interaction with the Ministers concerned, experts and key officials from the nodal Ministries with a view to have a focused discussion on critical issues facing the country so as to enable them to effectively...

Crisis of Accountability and Governance in India

March 28, 2015

Accountability in India has two facets, separate but interrelated. The first is political, where the executive is accountable to Parliament, which has many devices and Instrumentalities for keeping tabs on the executive. The second facet is primarily administrative, where the (political) executive holds the civil servants accountable...

National Common Market for Agriculture Commodities

March 13, 2015

Explain the distortions created by the monopoly of APMC act, 2003? How the proposed National common market for agricultural commodities attempts to fill the gap? Analyse the parliamentary jurisdiction to this state subject.

Article 370 and the Constitution of Jammu & Kashmir

March 3, 2015

Present an analysis of the various legal and constitutional issues around the Permanent Resident Certificates in the Jammu & Kashmir.

Ordinances for bypassing the Democracy

March 1, 2015

What are the essential conditions of promulgating the ordinance? How far in the present time the ordinance making power became a tool of bypassing the democratic procedure?

Analysis: CAG and its Multifaceted Role

March 1, 2015

CAG is a constitutional office under article 148 and is appointed by the President of India by warrant under his hand for a period of 6 years or up to age of 65 years. Removal of CGS is as difficult and similar to removal of a Supreme...