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Ladakh Under Sixth Schedule

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has recommended that the Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh be included in the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution. NCST, a constitutional body to safeguard socio-cultural rights of Scheduled Tribes, was entrusted with the responsibility of examining the status of tribals in Ladakh, by the Centre. If included, Ladakh will be the only… Continue reading Ladakh Under Sixth Schedule

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District collector vs District Magistrate vs District Judge

The position of District Collector was created by Warren Hastings in 1772. The main functions of the district collector were to supervise general administration, to collect land revenue and to maintain law and order in the district. He was the head of the revenue organization. He was responsible for registration, alteration, and partition of holdings;… Continue reading District collector vs District Magistrate vs District Judge

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Jammu And Kashmir: Article 370 Scrapped

(1) Notwithstanding anything in this Constitution, (a) The provisions of Article 238 shall not apply in relation to the State of Jammu and Kashmir; (b) The power of Parliament to make laws for the said State shall be limited to those matters in the Union List and the Concurrent List which, in consultation with the Government of… Continue reading Jammu And Kashmir: Article 370 Scrapped

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Developments in Arunachal Pradesh: Row over Governor’s role

Watch debate here! Summary: Arunachal Pradesh is headed for a constitutional crisis, with the governor’s office accused of favouring the Congress’s rebel MLAs and the BJP in the state. According to experts, Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa’s decision to advance the winter session of the assembly by a month and issue directions to vote on a… Continue reading Developments in Arunachal Pradesh: Row over Governor’s role

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Explained-Parliament and its committees

What are parliamentary committees and what do they do? A lot of parliamentary business gets done in these committees, away from both Houses. The popular perception, that MPs work only when Parliament is in session (three sessions in a year), is a bit uncharitable. Every member of the House is a member of one of… Continue reading Explained-Parliament and its committees

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Extreme justice is often injustice

While television anchors have harangued us about how juvenile crime has risen by 47 per cent, they have failed to inform us that actual juvenile crime is still less than 2 per cent of reported crime figures. Second, most of it is non-violent crime and often the result of vagrancy. Most importantly, most children in… Continue reading Extreme justice is often injustice

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Issues related to Police

Following are the issues which need to be discussed in the conference (DGP Conference in Kutch): Collection and analysis of preventive intelligence: The most important and challenging task faced by the law enforcement authorities and intelligence agencies today is the collection and analysis of preventive intelligence and follow-up action, especially pertaining to terrorists and insurgents… Continue reading Issues related to Police

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Misdiagnosis of the Rajya Sabha malfunction

Mohammad Tahir representing Bihar in the Constituent Assembly during the debate on the Constitution on July 28, 1947 said that “the Upper House is a creation of imperialism” and argued that independent India did not need it. To which Gopalaswami Ayyangar, replied that “the role of the Upper House is merely to delay legislation which might… Continue reading Misdiagnosis of the Rajya Sabha malfunction

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Court-monitored CBI probes: Is judiciary overstepping its brief?

Observation made by Parliamentary Committee — Parliamentary committee has raised a question on increasing number of court-monitored CBI probes. It states apex courts have started performing the functions of the lowest rung of criminal justice system, taking over the role of a magistrate. At present, many high-profile cases like 2G spectrum case, Vyapam Scam, Coal… Continue reading Court-monitored CBI probes: Is judiciary overstepping its brief?

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SC upholds law fixing edu criteria for panchayat polls

In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court upheld the Haryana government's law mandating minimum educational qualifications as a prerequisite for contestants in panchayat polls. The order validates a similar law passed by Rajasthan, the first state to do so. In December 2014, Rajasthan brought in the Rajasthan Panchayati Raj (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2014, which provides… Continue reading SC upholds law fixing edu criteria for panchayat polls