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Draft National Education Policy on Higher Education

The draft National Education Policy makes the following recommendations to improve the quality of higher education: There is a great need to focus on multidisciplinary and 21st-century competencies for future work roles. These multidisciplinary capabilities differentiate humans from Robots. Breaking down of the rigid boundaries of disciplines in higher education by moving towards broad-based, flexible ..

What happens when a representative is elected from more than one seat?

In the newly elected Lok Sabha there were sitting MPs from Rajya Sabha, sitting members of the Legislative Assembly of States. Below is the outline of what happens in such scenarios. Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha The Representation of the People Act, 1951 makes the following provisions: If a person is elected simultaneously to both ..

Supreme Court on Article 324 of Indian Constitution

Article 324 of the Indian constitution bestows Election Commission with the power and responsibility of superintendence, direction and control of the preparation of the electoral rolls and the conduct of, all elections to Parliament and to the Legislature of every State and of elections to the offices of President and Vice-President held under this Constitution. ..

EC orders early end to the Campaigning in West Bengal

In an unprecedented move, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has ordered to bring an early end to campaigning for the Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal. The ECI has invoked Article 324 for this effect. The decision was taken in the light of incidents of violence being reported in the state. The decision to ..

Odisha Assembly passes a resolution for establishing Legislative Council (Vidhan Parishad) in state

On September 6, the Odisha Assembly has passed a resolution for establishing Legislative Council ( Vidhan Parishad or second House of legislature). As per the resolution, the proposed Council will function similar to the Rajya Sabha in Parliament and will have 49 members. In every two years, one-third member of the Legislative Council will retire. ..

The first-ever UN’s International Day of Parliamentarism

The first-ever International Day of Parliamentarism is celebrated across the world on 30th June 2018 to recognize the importance of parliaments and their responsibility of representing the people. The day is not only an occasion to stress the critical importance of parliaments in any democratic society but also to reinforce the call for a global ..

New Delhi to host 2018 National Legislators Conference

The 2018 National Legislators Conference will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Central Hall of Parliament House, New Delhi on March 10, 2018. The purpose of the Conference is to provide a platform to Members of Parliament, Members of Legislative Assemblies and Members of Legislative Councils across the country to share their ..

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 ..