Why the questions

There have recently been several calls for quota laws to be included in the Ninth Schedule of Indian constitutions. In this case, the Jharkhand government has issued a similar call.

Key The question’s demand:

Discuss the evolution of the concept of judicial review in India’s constitutional history in depth.

Discussion – Give a detailed account of how and why it happened, or what the specific context was. Wherever possible, define key terms and substantiate them with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the response:


Define judicial review and how it relates to the 9th schedule.

Judicial Review is the ability of courts to rule on the constitutionality of government legislative and executive acts that fall within their normal jurisdiction.


Discuss the evolution of judicial review beginning with the first constitutional amendment. Also, make a few points about the current EWS Supreme Court decision and quota laws in some states that they want to be included in the 9th schedule.

In the Indian Constitution, the role of Judicial Review is to protect/provide liberty and freedom for the people. Some Indian thinkers have observed that the scope of judicial review in India is very limited, and that Indian courts do not have as broad jurisdiction as American courts.

Make some suggestions for reforming issues with the 9th schedule as well.


Discuss the significance of JR and the 9th Schedule.

Legacy Editor Changed status to publish November 16, 2022