Judicial Vacancies And Pendency Of Cases

Context: Chief Justice of India (CJI) N.V. Ramana said lack of proper infrastructure and judicial vacancies had adversely impacted the mechanism involved in the fast disposal of cases. Out of 1,100 judges in various high courts in the country, there are about 400 to 500 posts vacant all the time. Relevance: GS II- Executive and […]

A Judicial Course That Calls For Introspection

Context The recent decision of the Supreme Court of India in the case of A.G. Perarivalan has stirred up a hornet’s nest. Relevance GS-II: Separation of Powers between various organs Dispute Redressal Mechanisms and Institutions Dimensions of the Article Use of Article 142 to grant pardon Evaluating the constitutionality of decision Way Forward Use of […]

Delimitation Fallouts

Context Four years from now, when the delimitation of the constituencies will take place, India’s electoral democracy will stand on an existential crossroads. Relevance GS-II: Functions and Responsibilities of the Union and the States, Issues and Challenges Pertaining to the Federal Structure, Devolution of Powers and Finances up to Local Levels and Challenges Therein Dimensions of […]

Quasi-Federalism in India

Context The contemporary discourse on federalism in India is moving on a discursive across multiple dimensions, be it economic, political and cultural. It is argued that India is at an inflection point vis-a-vis Centre-State relations owing to increasing asymmetry. Relevance GS-II: Functions and Responsibilities of the Union and the States, Issues and Challenges Pertaining to […]

Rules for Resignation and Reinstatement of an IAS officer

Context: A distinguished Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer and 2010 UPSC CSE topper has been reinstated after resigning in protest of the “unabated” killings in Kashmir in 2019. Relevance: GS II- Civil Service Dimensions of the Article: What rules apply when an IAS officer chooses to resign? To whom must the resignation of an IAS […]

Demolition Drives Violate International Law

Context Communal clashes broke out during Ram Navami processions in several parts of the country including at Khargone in Madhya Pradesh. Subsequently, the Madhya Pradesh government bulldozed the houses of those who were allegedly involved in rioting. Relevance GS-II: Separation of Powers between various organs Dispute Redressal Mechanisms and Institutions. Dimensions of the Article Right […]

Pendency of Cases in SC

Context: The retirements come at a time when the court is in the process of steadying itself after particularly brutal waves of the pandemic. Relevance: GS II- Executive and Judiciary Dimensions of the Article: Pendency in Supreme Court Causes for Pendency of cases Impacts of Pendency of cases Way Forward Pendency in Supreme Court According […]

A Candid Conversation About The Caged Parrot

Context Chief Justice of India remarked about the pathetic state of India’s investigation agencies. He chided for the utter subordination of agencies to the executive and its disastrous consequences for the cause of justice. Relevance GS-II: Statutory, Regulatory and various Quasi-judicial Bodies. Dimensions of the Articles Judiciary’s gaze Some Changes A bright spot and lows […]

Sealed Cover Jurisprudence

Context: Questioning the Kerala HC’s decision to uphold the MIB’s revocation of Malayalam news channel MediaOne’s broadcasting license, 11 MPs and others criticised ‘sealed cover jurisprudence’ Relevance: GS II- Executive & Judiciary Dimensions of the article:: Details: What is sealed cover jurisprudence?  When has it been done in the past?  Criticism Details: The channel went off […]