Indian Polity

All relevant links in one place.

# Types of Majorities

# Rule of Law v/s Rule by Law

# Directive Principles of State Policy

# Powers of President and governor – Comparative analysis of position of governor vis-a-vis president, discretionary powers, bills reserved for president.

# Speaker of the Lok Sabha

# Emergency Provisions

Also related here: President’s rule: Is it Failure of state machinery? – Article 356, R. Bommai case, Recent developments in Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh; and The Emergency, 40 Years On.

# NJAC Related here: [Judicial Appointments Conundrum]

# Judicial Pendency: Judges to set time bound targets – Reforms for addressing judicial pendency, improving conditions of jails, access to Justice project.

# National Court of Appeal – Do we really need a National Court of Appeal?

#Electoral Reforms In India – Historical background of Electoral Reforms, issue of compulsory voting, misuse of religion in elections, totaliser machines, NOTA, green protocol for elections in Kerala, Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016, New Delhi Declaration on Poltical Finance, Justice A.P. Shah Report on Electoral Disqualifications.

# Corruption And The Idea Of Lokpal – Transparency International and Corruption Perception Index, Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta controversy, Anti-corruption bill.

# Panchayati Raj Institutions: Issues and Challenges – Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday

# Panchayat Election Norms: Is Democracy at stake? – Haryana Panchayat Law, Amendment to the Rajasthan Panchayat Raj Act, 1994.

# Debating Santhara: The Right to Death

# Who should have the last word on governance in Delhi?

# Freedom of Speech and Criminal Defamation Law

# Uniform Civil Code – The debate, triple talaq and polygamy among Muslims, Christian divorce law

# Striking the Sec 66A of IT Act: The Shreya Singhal Case

# LGBT Rights: Call on section 377 – IPC and the need for modernisation

# Juvenile Justice (JJ) Act – Main provisions, key Issues and analysis.

# Negotiable Instruments Act – Should we have commercial courts? Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2015.

# TRAI Recommendations and Guidelines – Call drop rules, ruling on net neutrality, spectrum pricing and reforms.

# Call Drops And Issues Circumventing It – DoT guidelines, call drops and concerns about Digital India.

# Special Category Status and States – What special category status means and benefits states having ‘Special Category’ status enjoy. Why the status has been removed? Special Status vs. Special Category Status – What’s the difference?

# Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) – Maggi Noodle Fiasco and Mono Sodium Glutamate

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