Topic: Parliament [17 items]

Madhya Pradesh to have Legislative Council

The government of Madhya Pradesh has indicated that it is planning to revive the efforts for the creation of the Legislative Council in the state. Long Pending Proposal The government of Madhya Pradesh had passed a resolution passed in the state assembly for the constitution of the legislative council by more than two-thirds majority in ..

New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill

The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill has been passed by both the houses of parliament. Features of the Bill The bill provides for the establishment of New Delhi International Arbitration Center (NDIAC) as an institute of National Importance. NDIAC will be headed by a chairperson who has been a Judge of the Supreme Court ..

Aadhaar Amendment Bill 2019

The Lok Sabha has passed the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Features of the Bill The bill provides for offline verification of an individual’s identity through modes specified by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) by regulations. For the offline verification, the bill mandates the agency must obtain the consent of the individual, ..

Validity of UP Governments Order to List OBC as SC

The order of the Uttar Pradesh government to issue Scheduled Castecertificates to those belonging 17 castes from Other Backward Castes (OBC) is termed as unconstitutional. Constitutional Procedure for listing any caste as Scheduled Caste Article 341 of the constitution lists the following provisions: (1)The President after consultation with the Governor is empowered to specify the ..

Medical Council (Amendment) Bill 2019

The features of the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed by the Lok Sabha are listed below: The bill amends the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 which provides for setting up the Medical Council of India (MCI) which regulates medical education and practice. The bill replaces the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Second Ordinance, 2019. ..

Financial Functions of Indian Parliament

Parliament, being the highest legislative body, enjoys extensive powers and performs variety of functions including financial functions. What are key articles in constitution related to financial functions of parliament? The two key articles that pertain to financial oversight of the parliament are article 266 and article 110. As per article 266, no amount of money ..

Parliamentary Dissent in India

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 Parliamentary Dissent leads to fierce debates and discussions ..

Constitutional, Judicial and Parliamentary Supremacy in India

The first and foremost feature of Indian Sovereignty is that Constitution is the supreme law of the land; and all state organs including parliament, judiciary, states etc. are bound by it. They must act within the limits laid down by the Constitution. This is called Doctrine of Constitutional Supremacy. There are several preconditions of doctrine ..