Administrative law

Administrative law is the law relating to the administration. It determines the organization, powers and duties of administrative authorities. Read Administrative law notes on Legal Bites.
Definition, Purpose and Sources of Administrative Law

Definitions There is a great divergence of opinion regarding the definition of concept of the administrative law. This is because of the tremendous increase in the administrative process that it ma…

Legislation and its Types

“Legis” means law and “latum” means making. Legislation means law making. It also refers to the law made by the legislature. It may also be defined as the promulgation of le…

Delegated Legislation

Delegated legislation is a kind of subordinate legislation. Generally the ‘delegated legislation’ means the law made by the executive under the powers delegated to it by the Supreme legislative aut…

Doctrines of Administrative Law

Doctrine of Proportionality The doctrine of proportionality was developed in the 19th century in Europe and originated in Prussia. It is a principle where courts would examine priorities and proces…

Rule of Law and Administrative Law

Meaning and Origin: The rule of law is a product of centuries of struggle of the people for the recognition of their inherent rights.1 In classical Greece Aristotle wrote that “law should be the fi…

Separation of Powers and Administrative Law

The doctrine of Separation of Powers is of ancient origin. The history of origin of the doctrine is traceable to Aristotle. In the 16th and 17th Centuries, French philosopher John Bodin and British…

Public Interest Litigation

The term Public Interest Litigation simply means litigation in the interest of public. This term was first used by Prof. Abram Chayes in 1976. It is also known as Social Action Litigation (SAL). Th…

OMBUDSMAN

Ombudsman is an effective mechanism that can protect a person from administrative flaws. The term ombudsman in terms of utility means a “watchdog of the administration” or the protector of the litt…

Judicial Review of Administrative action

Judicial Review of Administrative action is part of enforcing the constitutional discipline over the administrative agencies while exercising their powers. It has origin in England which was adopte…

MAGNA CARTA

The Magna Carta was signed in June 1215 between the barons of Medieval England and King John. ‘Magna Carta’ is Latin and means “Great Charter”. The Magna Carta was one of th…