ISBN: 8173914079 Publisher:Kanishka Book Format: Hard Bound No. of Volumes: 1 Language: English Physical Description: 213 pages Year of Publication: 2001
This book is an original work and the product of authorís labour of love. Since, it is a textbook, all efforts have been made to design the essentials of the contents as simple as possible. Legal jargons and terms are not completely avoidable in a legal text and hence everything has been explained in context in simpler language without loosing sight of and grip over the legal principles vital to the understanding of a law subject. A wide variety of cases has been taken up to explore the jurisdictions elsewhere and in order to invoke the persuasive tool for interpretation and application of the principles to an array of studies. In the introductory chapter one is slowly initiated to the historical perspective and development of the subject. In defining the concepts and refining their contours in the ever expanding shores of newer developments in the field, an attempt has been made to keep the students abreast with the latest legal position. In chapter two, certain basic foundational principles have been discussed at some length to dwell on the rule of law and the doctrine of separation of powers. Chapter three makes an assessment of the practical necessity of delegated legislations in modern administration and assortment of the reasons for their growth. It seeks to explore the applied mechanisms of control over the flowing flood of delegated legislations. Chapter four traces the meaning of discretion and its application in the administrative sphere which need be exercised in regular manner according to law and not humour. Chapter five goes to the heart of the subject and naturally and thoroughly examines the limbs of natural justice in principle and practice and their expansive girth. Chapter six introduces a new topic on disciplinary action, important from the point of view of an administrator or a legal practitioner. Chapter seven deals with the constitutional and legal basis of the constitution of administrative tribunals with the aid of analytical survey of some important cases decided by the apex court. Chapter eight gives a comprehensive overview of the judicial remedies available against the administrative machinery while chapter nine discusses additional remedies of non-legal nature such as the institution of ombudsman. Finally, chapter ten inflames the burning topic on freedom of information in relation to the bills in the process of incubation.