[Polity] Supreme Court Ruling on EWS reservation quota

2024-02-20T14:39:33+05:30By |Categories: Polity|Tags: |

Background A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court, in a 3:2 majority decision, upheld the validity of the 103rd Constitutional Amendment, which provides 10% reservation in government jobs and educational institutions to the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) of society but excludes the “poorest of poor” among Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled [...]

[Polity] Schedule Caste Debate

2022-10-13T15:44:55+05:30By |Categories: Polity|

Background The Supreme Court of India has sought the most recent position of the Union government on a batch of petitions challenging the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order of 1950, which allows only members of Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist religions to be recognised as SCs. […]

[Polity] The draft Telecommunication Bill, 2022

2022-10-01T18:13:24+05:30By |Categories: Polity|

The draft Telecommunication Bill, 2022 Background The Ministry of Communications released a draft of the Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022 last week for public comments. Since then, the draft has generated a significant amount of discussion on various changes that it proposes to make to the current telecom regulatory framework. [...]

[Polity] Famous Media Trails in India.

2022-07-25T14:21:19+05:30By |Categories: Polity|

Context:-Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana on Saturday said the media is running “kangaroo courts” on issues even experienced judges find difficult to decide. He said. ill-informed, biased and agenda-driven debates in the media on issues pending in courts are affecting justice delivery Media has breached its responsibility, taking democracy [...]

The deepening crisis of India’s Parliament

2021-10-06T21:02:34+05:30By |Categories: Polity|Tags: |

During the framing of India’s Constitution, multiple models of governance were proposed for the newly independent nation. The framers of the Constitution finally selected the model of “parliamentary democracy”. As the term suggests, there are two equally important constituent elements of this model — Parliament and democracy. [...]

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