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The collegium system

The collegium system The collegium system for appointment of judges to higher judiciary only came into existence following the Supreme Court’s judgment in what is known as the Second Judges Case (1993). Constituent assembly gave a central role to the Judiciary: These issues concerning the system employed to appoint judges to the Supreme Court and… Continue reading The collegium system

GS-2, Indian Polity, Public Admin 2, Uncategorized

Forging the steel frame

Introduction The Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration was simply called the Academy of Administration when it was set up in 1959 in Mussoorie. It signalled a resolve to systematically train members of the higher civil services in order to equip them to be the change agents of a resurgent India. The two All-India Services, the Indian Administrative… Continue reading Forging the steel frame

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Democratic Decentralisation in India

Context 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments, by constitutionally establishing Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) in India, mandated the establishment of panchayats and municipalities as elected local governments. They devolved a range of powers and responsibilities to the local governments and made them accountable to the people for their implementation, but very little actual progress has been made in this direction even… Continue reading Democratic Decentralisation in India