Tag: constitution

Concept Of Village Panchayat: Constitutional Analysis

– Nidhi Kumari, CNLU CONCEPT OF VILLAGE PANCHAYAT It is the oldest system of local government in the Indian subcontinent. The word “panchayat” literally means “assembly” (ayat) of five (panch) wise and respected elders chosen and accepted by the local community.[i]Traditionally, these assemblies settled disputes between individuals and villages.British established local self-government in […]

Advisory Jurisdiction (Article 143)

By Raghavendra Pratap Singh, National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi “Editor’s Note: Article 143 of the Constitution confers Advisory Jurisdiction to the Supreme Court of India. This provision finds its origin in Section 213 of the Government of India Act, 1935, which conferred upon the Governor General the discretion […]

Working Through A Democratic Constitution: The Indian Experience

Democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens directly or indirectly participate in the law making. It first appeared in Greek thoughts as ‘demokratia’ which means – rule of the people. In the South Indian kingdom of Cholas in Tamil Nadu, an electoral system existed around one thousand years ago. In the modern era, democracy survives on morality and legality. The Constitution provides stability and growth without the destruction of human values. However, to keep pace with the changing times, the Constitution must be amended as well, but in a way that its basic structure and essential features remain intact.

Judicial Activism and Constitutional Challenges in India

-Prachi Agrawal, CNLU Patna Editor’s Note– Judicial Activism is not a result of general development of judicial procedure. It is an essential aspect of the dynamics, derivatives and independent findings of the courts. It is a specific judicial interest about the issues. Judicial Activism does not mean governance by the […]