Need of Constituting National Tribunal Commission in India

Synopsis- The formation of the National Tribunal commission could transform the present tribunal system in India. Introduction- Recently, the Centre government has issued the Tribunals Reforms (Rationalization and Conditions of Service) Ordinance 2021. The ordinance aims to abolished certain existing appellate tribunals and transferred their functions to other existing judicial bodies. The ordinance also shortened the… Continue reading Need of Constituting National Tribunal Commission in India

The Case of EC’s Demand for Restriction on Media

Synopsis: The Election Commission had asked the court to not let the media cover its verbal hearing. It should withdraw its request to recover some of its moral high ground. Introduction  The Election Commission of India is a constitutional body that draws its mandate to conduct free and fair elections from Article 324. It has… Continue reading The Case of EC’s Demand for Restriction on Media

Reducing Independence of the Election Commission of India – Explained, Pointwise

Introduction The Election Commission (EC’s) independence and credibility has come into question in the recent phase of state elections in Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Kerala. The Madras High Court blamed the EC. It was for proliferating the second wave of Covid-19 during the electoral process by not acting in a credible manner.… Continue reading Reducing Independence of the Election Commission of India – Explained, Pointwise

Criteria for Selection of Experts in Tribunals Needs More Clarity

Synopsis: Centre needs to enact rules for the selection of Experts in NGT Tribunals with clarity and objectivity. Background The criteria used for the appointments of NGT members are not clearly defined by the central government, giving way to litigations. Recently, the appointment of former IAS officer, Girija Vaidyanathan, as Expert Member in the Southern… Continue reading Criteria for Selection of Experts in Tribunals Needs More Clarity

Issues Associated with Election Commission of India

Synopsis: Recently, the Election Commission of India held a discussion. It was in the light of the many questions and doubts being raised regarding the model Code of Conduct and powers of ECI under Article 324. Background The Model code of conduct (MCC) is a set of guidelines that ECI issues. The political parties, candidates,… Continue reading Issues Associated with Election Commission of India

“NCSC” Launches Online Grievance Management Portal for Scheduled Castes

What is the News? National Commission for Scheduled Castes(NCSC) launched an Online Grievance Management Portal for Scheduled Caste. About Online Grievance Management Portal: The Online Grievance Management Portal will allow submission of complaints about atrocities against the Scheduled Castes. The portal also allows users to track the progress of their complaints. The portal was developed… Continue reading “NCSC” Launches Online Grievance Management Portal for Scheduled Castes

Tribunal Reforms Ordinance 2021 – Explained, Point wise

Introduction Recently  President of India promulgated Tribunal Reforms Ordinance 2021 or Tribunal Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance 2021. The Ordinance dissolves certain existing appellate bodies and transfers their appellate authority to other Judicial Bodies. Further, the ordinance also amends the Finance Act 2017. The government also introduced the Bill in Lok Sabha on… Continue reading Tribunal Reforms Ordinance 2021 – Explained, Point wise

Promulgation of “Tribunals Reforms Ordinance 2021”

Promulgated: On 4th April 2021 Ministry: Law and Justice About the Tribunals Reforms Ordinance 2021: Purpose of the Ordinance:  It dissolves at least eight existing appellate tribunals. Now, High Courts and certain other bodies will be the appellate bodies under 9 acts. Further, it also amends the Finance Act 2017. Key Provisions of the Tribunals… Continue reading Promulgation of “Tribunals Reforms Ordinance 2021”

The Issue of Public trust on ECI |Election Commission

Synopsis: The public trust gained by the ECI (Election Commission of India) over the years is reducing. It is due to an increasing doubt over the fairness of the polls. Background Recently, the Citizens’ Commission on Elections (CCE), released the second part of its report “An Inquiry into India’s Election System. The retired Supreme Court… Continue reading The Issue of Public trust on ECI |Election Commission

Supreme Court’s Judgment on State Election Commission

Synopsis – The Supreme Court in its recent judgment ruled that government officials cannot be appointed as State Election Commissioner (SEC). Introduction- 25 years have passed since local governance was introduced in India by the 73rd and 74th Constitution Amendments. However, there is very little and actual progress in this direction. There is inadequate devolution… Continue reading Supreme Court’s Judgment on State Election Commission