SC Ruling on State Election Commission: Explained, Pointwise

Introduction Recently, the Supreme Court held that State Election Commissions(SECs) should have independent State Election Commissioners. Further, the judgement mentioned, a Bureaucrat holding government office should not be appointed as State Election Commissioner. This article will explain two things: a) the reasons behind the judgement; b) issues faced by the State Election Commissions in India.… Continue reading SC Ruling on State Election Commission: Explained, Pointwise

The Collegium System – Explained Pointwise

Introduction The Collegium System was introduced in response to the executive interference in judicial appointments. However, this system has failed to protect judicial appointments from executive interference. It is due to the reasons like Post-retirement appointments of judges. At present, the collegium comprises of CJI (Chief Justice of India) and 4 senior-most judges of the… Continue reading The Collegium System – Explained Pointwise

Issue of lateral entry into the bureaucracy – Explained pointwise

Introduction Recently, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has issued an advertisement. It is seeking applications for lateral entry in 30 government posts including joint-secretary level, director level postings. Similarly, in 2019 also, the UPSC recommended the appointment of nine professionals as joint secretaries. There is still a wider debate going on about lateral entry… Continue reading Issue of lateral entry into the bureaucracy – Explained pointwise

Recommendation of 15th Finance Commission and challenges faced by Local Bodies

Recently, 15th Finance Commission report has provided many recommendations for improving the functioning of Local Bodies. The challenges faced by local bodies in India are manyfolds and there is no one-stop solution to them. Approach of previous Finance Commissions with respect to Local Bodies: So far four Finance Commissions (11th FC to 14th FC) have… Continue reading Recommendation of 15th Finance Commission and challenges faced by Local Bodies

Article 32 of Indian Constitution

what is the Issue of application of Article 32 Dr B.R. Ambedkar had once said, ‘If I was asked to name any particular article in this Constitution as the most important – an article without which this Constitution would be a nullity, I could not refer to any other article except this one (Article 32).… Continue reading Article 32 of Indian Constitution