Collegium System

Context: The Supreme Court Collegium led by Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud published its resolution recommending the transfer of seven High Court judges. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Constitutional Provisions, Indian Judiciary) Dimensions of the Article: What is the Collegium System? Evolution of the Collegium system Third Judges Case, 1998: Working of the Collegium […]

The Election Commission of The India

Context: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the country needed Election Commissioners (ECs) who would not shirk from even taking on the Prime Minister if required, and not just “weak-kneed” yes-men. Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: About Election Commission of India Litigations against EC Structure of the Election Commission Issues […]

Assam-Meghalaya Boundary Dispute Resolution

Context: Recently, Both Meghalaya and Assam said they would seek a probe from a central agency into the Assam Police firing that killed six people along the states’ border. Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance (Federalism) Dimensions of the Article: About Assam-Meghalaya boundary Dispute: Will the partial settlement impact border disputes elsewhere in the Northeast? […]

What Are The Electoral Bonds?

Context: According to an RTI reply, electoral bonds worth ₹10,246 crore have been sold by the State Bank of India (SBI) since the instrument was launched in March 2018. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Governance and Government Policies) Dimensions of the Article: What are Electoral Bonds? Why have they attracted criticism? Government’s response defending the […]

About Election Commission of India

Context: Recently, Arun Goel, a retired IAS officer of the 1985 Punjab cadre, assumed charge as the new Election Commissioner (EC) of India Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: About Election Commission of India Litigations against EC Structure of the Election Commission Issues with ECI Some Powers: Other powers handled by […]

MP Freedom of Religion Act 2021

Context: In a decision that provided relief to interfaith couples seeking to marry, the Madhya Pradesh High Court on restrained the state government from prosecuting “adult citizens if they solemnise marriage on their own volition” and violate Section 10 of the Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act (MPFRA), 2021. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions […]

 Old Pension Scheme

Context: Congress has already reverted to the Old Pension Scheme in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, and AAP has said it would do the same in Punjab. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: About Old Pension Scheme Dearness allowance Concerns with the OPS The pension liability remained unfunded: The OPS was also unsustainable: What […]

Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022

Context: The latest draft of the data protection law — the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 (DPDP Bill, 2022) — has now been made open for public comments and the government is expected to introduce the Bill in Parliament in the budget session of 2023. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Data […]

Places of Worship Act

Context: The Supreme Court Monday gave the Central government more time to file an affidavit on the challenges to the Places of Worship Act of 1991. Relevance: GS I- Communalism, Secularism, Regionalism, GS II- Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: What is the Places of Worship Act? The long title describes it as “An […]

National Legal Services Day

Focus: GS II- Polity Why in News? The National Legal Services Day (NLSD) is celebrated on 9th November every year to spread awareness for ensuring reasonable fair and justice procedure for all citizens. About National Legal Services Day: Objectives of Legal Services Authorities: Legal Services Institutions for providing Free Legal Services: National Level: National Legal Services Authority (NALSA). It was constituted […]