Parliamentary Affairs

Joint Parliamentary Committees (JPCs): Scrutinizing the Executive

Introduction In a parliamentary democracy, ensuring accountability of the executive is paramount. Joint Parliamentary Committees (JPCs) serve as a potent instrument for Parliament to scrutinize the government’s actions and decisions on specific issues. This essay elaborates on the objectives, provisions, limitations, and potential ways to strengthen JPCs for effective governance. …

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Curative petition

curative petition

Definition: A curative petition is a legal remedy available in India to address final judgments or orders of the Supreme Court that may have resulted in a miscarriage of justice or violated fundamental rights. It is considered as the last resort for seeking a review of a judgment after exhausting …

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Industrial Alcohol -Centre and State Laws for its Regulation

Industrial Alcohol Regulation

Concept : Industrial alcohol, unlike alcoholic beverages, is not meant for human consumption (denatured). It finds applications in various sectors, including manufacturing pharmaceuticals, disinfectants, chemicals, and even biofuels. Constitutional Framework: State List (Entry 8): Entry 8 in the State List grants states authority over intoxicating liquor legislation, including production, possession, …

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Assent has been given by President toNew Criminal Justice Bills

  Following their approval by Parliament last week, the three new criminal justice bills got President Droupadi Murmu’s assent on Monday. the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, the Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita and the Bharatiya Sakshya Act — will replace the Indian Penal Code, the Code of Criminal Procedure and the Indian …

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Security Changes in the Parliament After, the Security Breach

  A day after two men leaped from the visitors’ gallery into the Lok Sabha chamber, leading to a serious security breach, the Parliament building was devoid of sound on Thursday. no selfie-takers no MPs offering sound bites no throngs of people mingling around its premises. Visitors were strictly prohibited, …

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Jammu and Kashmir: A Long and Complex Story

  Jammu and Kashmir boasts a rich and complex history spanning millennia, marked by diverse rulers, religious influences, and political upheavals. Here’s a brief overview of key historical events: Ancient Times (3000 BC – 13th Century AD): Indus Valley Civilization flourished in the region, leaving behind remnants in Burzahom and Gufkral. …

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The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, and the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2023

Two bills that were introduced in the Lok Sabha on July 26, 2023. The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2023, amends the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, which re-organized the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories: Jammu and Kashmir (with legislature) and Ladakh (without legislature). …

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RS passes three Bills in the absence of Opposition

Why in NEWS The Rajya Sabha passed three Bills on Wednesday unopposed, after Opposition members walked out protesting the denial of an adjournment motion over the violence in Manipur. What are the bills The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill that allows private players to explore for atomic …

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