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Observer Desk

Posted on 02.01.17 by

Re-promulgation of Ordinances Case – Plain English

On 2nd January 2017, a seven-Judge Bench of the Supreme Court, in a ratio of 5:2, held that unfettered re-promulgation of ordinances is unconstitutional. The Constitution allows the President/Governor to promulgate ordinances, which are authoritative orders that enable the government to take immediate legislative action. The Bench declared that under the Constitution, the power of the President under… Read More

Observer Desk

Posted on 16.02.16 by

Plain English: The Tamil Nadu MLAs Suspension case

The misbehaviour of the members of Parliament and State Legislative Assemblies has often made the news. One such instance occurred when six members of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) were suspended without pay by the Speaker of the Tamil Nadu Legislature for their disruptive behaviour. This suspension was upheld by a Privileges Committee. The MLAs filed a… Read More