Government of India

Committed Judiciary: Meaning and Issues

Committed Judiciary refers to the judiciary which is committed to uphold the policies of the government in power by interpreting the laws and the Constitution in a way palatable to the Government in power. Why it is in news now? The Judgment of the Meghalaya High Court by Justice SR Sen has triggered the controversy of committed judiciary. The ..

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Constitutional Validity of Aadhaar

Recently, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Aadhaar in its majority verdict (4 out of 5 judges). It is in this light, there is a need to look up the background of the Aadhaar issue and analyse various verdicts. Evolution of Aadhaar Concerns about national security is the reason for the origin of ..

No-confidence Motion

No-confidence Motion or Motion of No-confidence is one of different types of motions in Indian Parliament. The constitutional provision behind this motion is Article 75, which says that “Council of Ministers shall be collectively responsible to the Lok Sabha” Thus, a council of ministers stays in office as long as it enjoys the confidence of ..

What is Affordable Housing?

Affordable housing caters to housing needs of the specific section of people in the society who fall in the lower or middle-income groups. It is an important governance issue in developing nations where a huge chunk of the population lives below poverty line, are devoid of basic housing facilities and are not able to buy ..

Uniform Civil Code in India

Uniform Civil Code refers to replacing the personal laws (based on religious scriptures and customs) with a common set of governing rules for all citizens of India. British Era In 1840s, the British Government had framed the uniform laws related to crimes, evidences and contract (on the basis of a Lex Loci report of 1840) ..

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