We know there is a government in India at the Center and State levels. But there is another important system for local governance. The foundation of the present local self-government in India was laid by the Panchayati Raj System (1992). But the history of Panchayati Raj starts from the … [Read more...] about Evolution of Local Self-Government (Panchayati Raj System) in India
Indian Polity Notes
A litigant is person who is involved in a lawsuit ie. someone who is suing another person or is being sued by another person. Government litigation reportedly constitutes nearly half of all litigation in the Indian judiciary. In this post let us examine the problem of excessive government litigation … [Read more...] about The Problem of Excessive Government Litigation
There are more than 3 crore cases pending in different courts of India. Many of these cases are pending for more than 10 years. Below are the approximate number of cases pending in Supreme Court, High Courts and District and Subordinate courts in India. Around 60,000 cases are pending in … [Read more...] about The Problem of Pending Cases in Indian Courts: How to tackle?
Contempt of court is the offence of being disobedient to or disrespectful towards a court of law. Being disrespectful to legal authorities in the courtroom, or wilfully failing to obey a court order may attract Contempt of Court proceedings. A judge may impose sanctions such as a fine or jail for … [Read more...] about Contempt of Court: Time for a relook?
Judicial Review, Judicial Activism and Judicial Overreach are terms which come often in news. In this post, we shall compare Judicial Review vs Judicial Activism vs Judicial Overreach. Judicial Review Though legislature has the power to make laws, this power is not absolute. Judicial Review is the … [Read more...] about Judicial Review vs Judicial Activism vs Judicial Overreach
What is meant by policy cut, economy cut, or token cut motions? You might have noticed about the Demand for Grants while going through Indian Budget. These are demands usually made in respect of the grant proposed for each Ministry. But Parliament being the authority to check the … [Read more...] about Cut Motions: Policy Cut, Economy Cut, and Token Cut
While studying Budget related topics, many are confused about the differences between full budget, interim budget, and vote on account. Don't worry! We hope this post will clear all your queries! To understand the connection better, I recommend you to understand the following rule first. Rule: … [Read more...] about Difference between Full Budget and Vote on Account
Which are the major tribes in India? The nature of what constitutes an Indian tribe and the very nature of tribes have changed considerably over centuries. This post is about the major tribes in India - with a population of more than 10,000. What is a tribe? A tribe is a social division in a … [Read more...] about Major Tribes in India: State-wise compilation
In this post, we discuss the Anti-Defection Law which is part of Indian Constitution since 1985. The law sets the provisions for disqualification of elected members on the grounds of defection to another political party (Eg: If elected MPs of Congress shift their allegiance to BJP or vice versa). We … [Read more...] about Anti-Defection Law: Is it time for reconsideration?
This small write-up covers the different aspects related to ragging in India including the psyche behind ragging, rights issue and the steps that can be taken to prevent ragging. What is ragging? Ragging is defined as an act that violates or is perceived to violate an individual student's dignity. … [Read more...] about Ragging in India: How to prevent?