Polity

Sixth Schedule : Constitutional Amendment to increase the powers of the Autonomous Councils

The Union Cabinet has approved the constitutional amendment which seeks to increase the powers of the autonomous councils in the Sixth Schedule areas of the Northeast. What are the amendments proposed? The Sixth Schedule of the Constitution provides for decentralised self-governance and dispute resolution through local customary laws in parts of the North East, mainly tribal areas. …

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Legal Provisions for the disqualification of MLAs

Provisions for disqualification are defined in Representation of the Peoples Act 1951. The Representation of the Peoples act defines the corrupt practices for the disqualification of the elected representative. Under the section 125 (4) of the Representation of the Peoples Act 1951, The publication by a candidate or his agent or by any other person …

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Collegium System

Collegium System: The Supreme Court Collegium is the panel of judges vested with the responsibility of appointments and elevations of Chief Justices and judges of the Supreme Court and high courts of the country. The Collegium for the appointment of Judges of Supreme Court is headed by the Chief Justice of India and comprises of the …

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President Rule in J&K

The state of Jammu and Kashmir has come under President’s rule as Governor’s rule in the state completed its six months. It implies that now all the policy decisions related to Jammu and Kashmir will be taken by the Union Cabinet. The state faced a political crisis when 25-member BJP withdrew its support from Mehbooba …

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Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA)

CCPA is one of the six cabinet committees in function (as of 2016). It looks after progress of government business in the Parliament. It is chaired by Union Home Minister. Others five cabinet committees are Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs, Cabinet Committee on Economic (CCEA), Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), Cabinet Committee on Accommodation (CCA) …

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Money Bill

What is a Money Bill?    A Bill is said to be a Money Bill if it only contains provisions related to taxation, borrowing of money by the government, expenditure from or receipt to the Consolidated Fund of India. Bills that only contain provisions that are incidental to these matters would also be regarded as …

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