Departmentally Related Standing Committees (DRSCs)

Departmentally Related Standing Committees (DRSCs) News: In the current Lok Sabha, 17 Bills were referred to committees. Parliamentary Committees are established to study and deal with various matters that cannot be directly handled by the legislature due to their volume. Constitutional Provision: Indian Constitution mentions two kinds of parliamentary committees under Article 118 (1) of the… Continue reading Departmentally Related Standing Committees (DRSCs)

Performance of the Parliament

Performance of the Parliament In news: The decision to drop “Question Hour” during the Monsoon Session of Parliament, evoked serious concerns about the democratic functioning of the institution. Brief Overview of the Indian Parliament: The Parliament is the legislative organ of the Union government. The Indian Parliament comprises of the President and the two Houses… Continue reading Performance of the Parliament

Basic structure Doctrine

In news: The passing away of Kesavananda Bharati, led to a debate on the famous doctrine of basic structure propounded by the Supreme Court. What is the Basic Structure Doctrine? The “Basic Structure” doctrine is a doctrine made from judicial innovation specific to Indian context. The doctrine prescribes that certain features of the constitution are… Continue reading Basic structure Doctrine

Can a state challenge/reject central laws? On issue of farm bills and CAA

Recently Punjab has denied implementing the Central Farm Laws in the state and has moved amendments to the legislations. Previously, on the Issue of CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act), several state governments like Kerala denied the implementation of the same in their states. Thus, the question arises, are states empowered to reject the central laws in… Continue reading Can a state challenge/reject central laws? On issue of farm bills and CAA