Politics

Issue of Bringing Political Parties under RTI

March 27, 2016

In June 2013, CIC via an order had declared the political parties as public authorities and brought them under the RTI Act. It also asked them to appoint appellate bodies to answer RTI queries.  Under Section 2(h) of the RTI Act, a public authority is defined as...

Whip In India

March 27, 2016

Whip is an official appointed to maintain discipline among, secure attendance of, and give necessary information to, members of his party. The other functions are as follows: Serve as channel of communication between party and its members Gauge the opinion of the members and communicate it to...

Anti-defection Law in India: History, Provisions, Issues and Analysis

March 27, 2016

Anti-Defection Law is contained in the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution, which was introduced by the 52nd Amendment in 1985 during tenure of Rajiv Gandhi. Earlier, 10th schedule was related to association of Sikkim with India. Once, Sikkim became full fledged state, this schedule was repealed via the...

On Modi Government

September 13, 2015

The government has steered a lot of activity and pumped in a lot of energy in the systems. However, it has not come without its own set of uncertainties. Restore Institutional Credibility The government has shown lack of onus and defence of its own policy approaches in...

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