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The Supreme Court has held that it is the Speaker’s discretion to decide on the resignations of the 15 dissident MLAs belonging to the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government of Karnataka as and when he considers appropriate. What is the right course of action for the Speaker? ...
In its first session, the 17th Lok Sabha has been working late into the evening on most days. On two days, the Lok Sabha even worked until midnight. The Narendra Modi government intends to get Parliament’s approval on 40 bills before the two houses adjourn on 26 July. But the...
Bypassing Parliament scrutiny The inclusion of non-tax proposals in the Finance Bill undermines the legislative process. The Finance Bill of 2019, in addition to amending the tax laws, also amends several other laws unrelated to taxation The first Budget session of the 17th Lok Sabha...
Aadhaar Bill now makes it possible for individuals to file complaints under certain circumstances such as impersonation instead of just allowing the UIDAI to file complaints. One of the key legislation passed in the current session of Parliament is The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment...
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget for the financial year 2019-20 in parliament on July 5, 2019. In the 2019-20 budget, the government presented the estimates of its expenditure and receipts for the year 2019-20. The Budget also gave an account of how much money the...