Anti-defection Law: Provisions, Concerns & Wayforward

🕔11:36, 21.May 2019

On May 6, the Supreme Court stayed the proceedings initiated by Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker for the disqualification of three MLAs of the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) under the anti-defection law.   The Anti-Defection Law was

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Proposed Electoral Reforms in India

🕔19:29, 18.May 2019

Making ECI More Effective & Powerful ●        Collegium system of appointment of ECs- ECs are appointed unilaterally by the government. Appointments should be done through a broad-based consultation, as in other countries. ●        Constitutional protection for all members of the

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Ex-servicemen status for Nursing Service

🕔11:17, 18.May 2019

News The Defence Ministry and the Army have agreed in principle to grant ex-servicemen status to the Military Nursing Service (MNS) cadre, which has been their long-term demand. More in News The decision comes as the Supreme Court has asked

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Judicial Appointments: Collegium System, Problems, & Wayforward

🕔13:34, 17.May 2019

Supreme Court Collegium has in May reiterated the proposal for elevation of two judges to Supreme Court. Centre had earlier returned the proposal citing seniority concerns. What Does Collegium System Mean? – It is the system of appointment and transfer

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An Expert Explains – Article 324 And The Role Of Election Commission

🕔12:13, 17.May 2019

News: Election Commission passed an order ending the campaign in West Bengal about a day earlier from the scheduled one. In this context, articles try to throw light on the powers of Election Commission. Background The constituent assembly was concerned

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The need for judicial restraint

🕔11:33, 16.May 2019

Article Markandey Katju, former judge of supreme court criticised the recent trend of judicial activism rather than judicial restraint in Supreme court Important Analysis Examples of Judicial activism ordering time limits to burst firecrackers on Diwali, which is a function

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Election Commission of India (ECI )- Institution, Powers & Reforms

🕔19:30, 15.May 2019

ECI – In Brief The Election Commission of India (ECI) is a constitutional body responsible for administering elections in India according to the rules and regulations mentioned in the Constitution of India. It was established on January 25, 1950, with

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Election Commission’s – Model Code of Conduct

🕔17:20, 15.May 2019

The Election Commission (EC) has come under intense scrutiny over the last few weeks for its inability to take swift action against those violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC). Philosophy The Model Code of Conduct (MCC) is a consensus

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Madras HC Curbs L-G Role In Puducherry

🕔14:36, 15.May 2019

The Madras HC (High Court) ruled that the Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) of Puducherry could not interfere with the day-to-day administration of the Union Territory when an elected government was in place. Issue L-G has been locked in a prolonged dispute over

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Issue of SC/ST Reservation in Promotions

🕔13:02, 15.May 2019

Reservation in India Indian Constitution makers were aware of the past realities of caste-based discrimination in the jobs and society that occurred due to social structure of India. Thus, to provide all sections of society with the equal opportunities to

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