Parliament

February 22, 2016

Delimitation in India

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…

November 19, 2015

Cut Motions in Indian Parliament

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…

November 15, 2015

Railway Convention Committee

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…

November 11, 2015

Parliamentary Fora in India

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…

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Crisis of Accountability and Governance in India

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…

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National Common Market for Agriculture Commodities

Agriculture in India is a state subject and thus the states are free to frame laws related to marketing the agriculture commodities. At present such commodities are managed by the Agriculture produce market committee (APMC) and the alleged involvement of…

Jammu & Kashmir

Article 370 and the Constitution of Jammu & Kashmir

The roots of the special status given to the State of Jammu and Kashmir lie in the Treaty of Amritsar which was signed after the First Anglo-Sikh war. The East India Company annexed the Kashmir valley and sold the land…

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Ordinances for bypassing the Democracy

Parliament is considered as the temple of democracy where the representatives of people sit together to decide the fate of its people by enacting the legislations. Parliamentary process gives legitimacy to the voice of unheard and hence brings in, a…

CAG

Analysis: CAG and its Multifaceted Role

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…