DE-CONSTRUCTING THE INDIAN GOVERNANCE MODEL – ARE WE REALLY WESTMINSTER?

This is a piece written by Professor T. Devidas (Former Head of Department, Faculty of Law, Mysore University; Former Faculty, National Law School of India University)

Unlike the Westminster constitution under which the House of Commons places executive power with whosoever commands the confidence of the House, the Indian Constitution has itself vested executive power of the Union in the President under Article 53(1) and the executive power of the State in the Governors under Article 154(1). read more

Legal Lectures – from the Supreme Court

Legal Lectures – By Purushottam Sharma Tripathi

About the Lecturer: – Purushottam is an NLS Gold Medalist and currently AOR at the Supreme Court of India. He has been practising for the last 12 years in Delhi. Recent important cases in which he has worked include Triple Talaq case, Cow Slaughter case etc.  read more

ELECTORAL REFORM: A NEED OF THE HOUR

Democracy disciplined and enlightened is the finest thing in the world. A democracy prejudiced, ignorant, superstitious, will land itself in chaos. – M K Gandhi

  1. INTRODUCTION:

Importance of Elections in the Indian Democracy

“Democracy is Government by the people. It is a continual participative operation, not a cataclysmic, periodic exercise. The little man, in his multitude, marking his vote at the poll does a social audit of his Parliament plus political choice of this proxy. Although the full flower of participative Government rarely blossoms, the minimum credential of popular Government is appeal to the people after every term for a renewal of confidence. So we have adult franchise and general elections as constitutional compulsions. It needs little argument to hold that the heart of the Parliamentary system is free and fair elections periodically held, based on adult franchise, although social and economic democracy may demand much more.” read more