Constitution of India

November 26: Constitution day

November 26, 2016

The Samvidhan Diwas (or Indian Constitution Day) is being observed on November 26. It is the date on which Indian constitution was adopted by the Constituent Assembly in 1949. It came into force two months later on January 26, 1950. Last year, the government decided to observe 26th November...

2013 Amendment to RoPA, Jan Chowkidar and Lily Thomas Case

March 27, 2016

The Jan Chowkidar (People’s watch) is a Patna based NGO. Its plea in Supreme Court had created a lots of political drama back in 2013. The plea was around the Sections 62 of the RoPA 1951. Section 62 of the act said that: Only an elector can be a...

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 party leaders....

Inner Party Democracy

March 27, 2016

Democratic theory includes both procedural and substantive democracy. Procedural democracy can be said to refer to the practice of universal adult franchise, periodic elections, secret ballot. Substantive democracy can be said to refer to the internal democratic functioning of the parties, which purportedly represent the people. Internal democracy includes...

Elections – Micro

March 26, 2016

Parliamentary Supremacy Article 327 vests in parliament the supreme power to make laws relating to elections- at central as well as state levels. However, Article 328 gives the states also certain limited powers of legislation with respect to elections to the Legislative Assemblies. The sole idea to give these...

Electronic Voting Machines

March 26, 2016

Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) was first used in 1982 in the by-election to Parur Assembly Constituency of Kerala for a limited number of polling stations (50 polling stations). They are being used in part from 1999 elections and in total since 2004 elections. The EVMs reduce the time in...

CGS-10 Micro

March 24, 2016

RV Easwar Committee Recommendations On January 19, 2016, the Expert Committee to simplify income tax laws headed by Justice (retired) R.V. Easwar has submitted its report. The committee was set up last year in October following up on a promise to provide a fair and predictable tax regime. The...

Act of 1797

March 21, 2016

At the time of enactment of Act of 1797, the territorial jurisdiction of the Calcutta Supreme Court covered the whole of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. By this act, the jurisdiction of the Calcutta Supreme Court was extended to province of Benares and to all other places which might thereafter...

Powering One India

March 11, 2016

What are the striking developments have taken place in the power sector, recently? There has been the highest ever increase in generation capacity. This helped in bringing down the peak electricity deficit in the country to the lowest ever level of 2.4 percent. On 29th December, 2015, no congestion...

Gross Domestic Product

March 11, 2016

Economy refers to production, distribution and consumption of goods and services in a geographical region. The inputs to the production process are called factors of production. There are three classical factors of production viz. Land, Labour and Capital. Modern economists consider entrepreneurship or human capital (skill) as fourth factor...

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