Appointment of Judges of High Court

The institution of high court originated in India in 1862 when the high courts were set up at Calcutta, Bombay and Madras. In 1866, a fourth high court was established at Allahabad. In the course of time, each province in British India came to have its own high court. Continue reading “Appointment of Judges of High Court”


Parliamentary Committees

The Parliament is too unwieldy a body to deliberate effectively the issues that come up before it. The functions of the Parliament are varied, complex and voluminous. Moreover, it has neither the adequate time nor necessary expertise to make a detailed scrutiny of all legislative measures and other matters. Therefore, it is assisted by a number of committees in the discharge of its duties. The Constitution of India makes a mention of these committees at different places, but without making any specific provisions regarding their composition, tenure, functions, etc. All these matters are dealt by the rules of two Houses.

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The Constituent Assembly of India

A constituent assembly is a body of representatives which is composed for drafting a constitution. In our times, we have recently seen how Nepal’s constituent assembly has drafted its constitution recently. We note that drafting the constitution is the only function of a constituent assembly. Once the constitution is ready and adopted; the assembly is dissolved. Further, since members of constituent assembly are representatives (elected or unelected); it’s a form of representative democracy. Continue reading “The Constituent Assembly of India”