In India only about 16 out of 100 people booked for criminal offences are finally convicted. Low rate of conviction points to the inefficiency of the Criminal Justice System of India - which includes the police, prosecutors, and the judiciary. This results in a big problem of people losing faith … [Read more...] about Criminal Justice System of India – Is it time to implement the Malimath Committee Report?
Indian Polity Notes
Is there a Growing Regional Divide in India? The North India-South India Divide became a topic of debate recently when former Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah raised the issue of North developing at South's expense. This is what Siddaramaiah had said Historically, the South has been … [Read more...] about North India-South India Divide – Is there a Growing Regional Divide in India?
As per news reports, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) is seeking a change in the way candidates are allocated services like IAS or IPS. The government is analyzing the possibility not only to change the way services like IAS or IPS are allocated, but also the way cadres are assigned. Many retired, … [Read more...] about IAS/IPS Allocation Overhaul Proposal by PMO – An Impractical Move to Create A ‘Loyal’ Bureaucracy?
Dalits (SC) and Tribals (ST) are the most marginalized sections of Indian society. Many atrocities have been committed against them since time immemorial. The SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act protects them against discrimination and atrocities. However, the SC/ST act can never be called a … [Read more...] about SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act – Recent Issues and Court Rulings
A doctrine is a belief, principle or position - usually upheld by authorities like courts. As far as Indian Judiciary is concerned, there are many doctrines. Many of you may be familiar with the Doctrine of Basic Structure. In this article, we will be dealing all important Indian Judicial … [Read more...] about Indian Judicial Doctrines – Principles of Constitutional Law Explained
In Indian democracy, the term of an MP or an MLA is 5 years (the term of the house). There exists no recourse for the electorate if they are unhappy with their elected representative. What if they have a right to recall legislators before the end of the term? What is Right to Recall? Recall refers … [Read more...] about Right To Recall – Can this clean up the Indian Political System?
Arbitration in India is gaining importance given the overstressed judicial system with the huge pendency of cases. With a lot of commercial disputes, it's necessary to have a proper arbitration mechanism in place for faster resolution of issues. In this article, we discuss topics like the … [Read more...] about Arbitration in India – Mechanism and Challenges
Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a function to celebrate the completion of 50 years of Delhi High Court on October 31, 2016, sought a debate on creating the All-India Judicial Services. The present government has tried to convince parties to support its move to set up an all-India … [Read more...] about All-India Judicial Services (AIJS): Should it be formed?
In a landmark judgement on 24-08-2017, a nine-judge Supreme Court Constitutional bench declared Right to Privacy is a Fundamental Right. The stand taken by Supreme Court may turn as a massive setback to the Government's push to link multiple identities with Aadhaar - which is alleged to compromise … [Read more...] about Right to Privacy as a Fundamental Right – Implications of the Verdict
Article 35A of Indian Constitution - which is connected with Jammu and Kasmir - is in news, over its constitutional validity. While Article 370 provides special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Article 35A gives powers to the state legislature to define permanent residents of the state and their … [Read more...] about Article 35A of Indian Constitution – Should it be Scrapped?