Tag Archives: Administrative Law

Judicial Review of Administrative Action

Introduction 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 adopted in common law countries. India too inherited the idea of judicial review from England. India had laid its structure on English prerogative with a pattern which was issued by… Read More »

CFP: National Law University, Jodhpur – Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Quarterly: Submit by Jan 2

National Law University, Jodhpur is pleased to announce the call for papers for the Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Quarterly. The Journal attempts to initiate and foster academic dialogue concerning the subject of Administrative Law and Constitutional Law keeping in mind a global perspective. Categories Articles – (Not exceeding 6000 words) Notes – (Not exceeding 4000 words)… Read More »

Definition, Purpose and Sources of Administrative Law

Definitions There is a great divergence of opinion regarding the definition of the concept of the administrative law. This is because of the tremendous increase in the administrative process that it makes impossible to attempt any precise definition of administrative law which can cover the entire range of the administrative process. Hence, one has to expect differences in… Read More »

Delegated Legislation

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 authority. It comes in the form of orders, bye-laws etc. The Committee on Minister’s power said that the term delegated legislation has two meanings- 1. Firstly, it… Read More »

A Comparison Between Legislation and Precedent

Comparison between Legislation and Precedent In precedent, rules and principles are laid down by inductive method. In legislation, the deductive method is resorted to. The courts take the rules from the statute and apply it to particular cases. Legislation has abrogative power also. It not only created law but it can abrogate an existing law, existing in whatever… Read More »

Doctrines of Administrative Law

Doctrine of Proportionality The doctrines of proportionality was developed in the 19th century in Europe and originated in Prussia. It is a principle where courts would examine priorities and processes of the administration for reaching or recalling a decision. Proportionality means that the administrative action should not be more drastic than it ought to be for obtaining the… Read More »