Civil Law (Books and Journals)
- Littler International Guide - India Littler Mendelson, 2023
- Asian Journal of Legal Education From No. 1-1, January 2014 to No. 10-2, July 2023 Sage Publications, Inc., 2021
- Journal of National Law University New Delhi From No. 1-1, June 2013 to No. 8-1-2, June 2021 Sage Publications, Inc., 2021
- Indian Journal of Public Administration From No. 1-1, January 1955 to No. 69-4, December 2023 Sage Publications, Inc., 2021
- Legal Articles Think Legal, 2014
- RTI Act and Financial Institutions Altercation: An Anathema to Progressive Democratic Regime
Emerging Trends of Cybernated Transactions in India: An Outlook Amidst Covid-19 Pandemic
In Indian economy, the cashless transaction is not a new phenomenon. However, the pandemic gave a sizeable push in the endeavour to marginalise cash transactions. The objective of this article is to discover the actual impact of Covid-19 on the preferences of people while making transactions. For primary data collection, Google questionnaire was sent all over India to all age-groups. Respondents...
Fiscal Discipline and Its Relationship with Economic Growth in India: Evidence-based Policy Analysis
This study attempts to make an empirical analysis to evaluate the procedural progress of India in terms of public policy parameters. The study constructs a composite Fiscal Performance Index (FPI) for the period 1990–2018. The reported values show that the FPI has been significantly increasing over the last two-three decades. However, it is clearly evident that the fiscal discipline was slightly...
Four Years of Goods and Services Tax in India: Road Ahead
The ideology behind GST was to reduce the multiplicity of existing indirect taxes and implement a uniform taxation structure across the nation. A perfect GST would have been wherein the GSTs are taxed at a single tax rate, subject to minimal or no exceptions. However, for a country like India, a tiered tax rate structure becomes inevitable to take into account the larger social agenda. GST is in...
Management of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas in Andhra Pradesh: The Perceptions of the Stakeholders
The introduction of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBVs) in the educationally backward blocks of the country poses challenges for the mobilisation, retention and educational activities of students. The children admitted to these schools are different from those of mainstream schools. The socio-economic background of the girls has been indicating that they are child labourers, never enrolled,
An Analysis of the Position of Speaker in Lok Sabha in India from 1952 to 2020 withSpecial Reference to the Position of Speaker of House of Representatives in the United States
The Speaker of Lok Sabha in India is regarded as the most important office of legislative functioning. The office of the Speaker is regarded with high esteem and respect in the Parliament. The election of the Lok Sabha Speaker in India carries with it a unanimous trust of different parties in one chair. The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives is regarded as the presiding officer
Crime Against Women in India: A Theoretical Review
Sexual, physical or emotional violence against women in India is a serious form of exploitation that needs to be prevented in the nation. The objective of this article is to highlight the increasing rate, number and forms of this violence against women in the country. To protect women at individual level, it is essential to know about the forms and severity of the crimes. Further, this article is
Realisation of Sustainable Development Goals Through Panchayati Raj Institutions
Gram panchayats (GPs), being constitutionally mandated and closest to the people, can anchor the responsibility of localising the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and achieving them by the year 2030. In this article, published reports have been used for analysing state-wise status of SDGs achievements and their correlations with attainments in areas of poverty-reductio
Judiciary as a Bureaucratic Organisation and Its Public Value
In 2021, India fell three positions in the Rule of Law Index released by the World Justice Project (2019). The India Justice Report 2020 shows the pathological disparity in access and administration of justice in India. Why is it that despite decades of judicial reforms, justice delivery in India continues to remain poor? This paper argues that judiciary is looked at and studied from the...
Large-scale Fortification of Rice in India and Its Distribution in Public Distribution System
Rice fortification with micronutrients is getting popularity in supplementation programmes as it provides cost-effective, easy and public-health-solution to treat anaemia and protein-energy-malnutrition. In India, A pilot scheme for rice- fortification and its distribution under Public Distribution System in fifteen districts was started for a period of 3 years (2019–2022). To examine effect of...
Effectiveness of e-Governance Initiatives in India: A Study of Telangana Palle Samagra Seva Kendralu
Governments worldwide are compelled to transform government systems to ensure citizen-centric service delivery through innovative information and communication technologies. Use of e-governance has become a key weapon to combat the evils of mismanagement and corruption. India has witnessed more than two decades of ushering of e-governance initiatives. The present study is set in the context of...
Environmental Governance at Crossroads: Civil Society’s Fight Against Industrial Pollution in Kathua Industrial Area, Jammu and Kashmir
As a key stakeholder within the domain of environmental governance, the civil society influences the actions and outcomes of regulatory processes, mechanisms and organisations in addition to state, market and communities. The research article attempts to understand the influence the civil society exerts in addressing the environmental concerns of three village panchayats of Kathua district, Jammu
Evaluating the Legal and Policy Measures in Protecting Unorganised Domestic Workers in Delhi
Women’s economic independence is one of the main criteria for women’s empowerment and gender equality. Around 90% of the women in India work in the informal sector. As per the estimation of the International Labour Organization, over 20–80 million domestic workers operate in India. The Central and state governments have taken various legal and policy measures to ensure the rights of domestic...
- Cloud-based Smart Voting: Opportunity of Gender Inclusiveness in India
Human Rights of the HIV-Infected Persons in India: Issues and Concerns
Human rights are basic rights of human beings regardless of gender, religious identity and nationality. Human beings and their rights are constitutionally and legally protected. Though safeguards are there against human rights violations, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infected people have to face several injustices in our society. People living with HIV are usually subjected to...
Gender Quota and Women’s Participation in Rural Local Bodies in India: The Context, Constraints and Consequences
Gender quota in democratic institutions is now widely regarded as a tested tool to promote gender justice despite limitations. In this article, an attempt has been made to capture and analyse in the light of secondary source material including my own small study in one of the Indian States, West Bengal, on the impact of reservation of seats for women as elected women representatives in rural...
Constitutional Democracy: Changing Role of People-centric Administration
The people’s participation or Jan Bhagidari symbolises the essence of democracy. It not only strengthens the country’s democratic system but can set a global precedent as to how the contribution of every single citizen can make a nation a robust global leader. This article assesses the significance of the Constitution, democracy and the idea of constitutional democracy and the role of citizen-cent
- Local Self-governance in Sixth Scheduled Areas of Assam: Constitutional and Political Challenges
Increasing Public Participation to Ensure Holistic View in Educational Policies/Action Plans
The transition from government to governance demands that numerous stakeholders participate in the policymaking and call for a strategy that could effectively help the process. Stakeholders’ engagement is extensively used in all types of public organisations, giving different stakeholders the chance to have a say in how decisions are made. The public policy process has also accepted and embraced...
- Book review: Vijay Sakhuja and Pragya Pandey (Eds.), K. M. Panikkar and the Growth of a Maritime Consciousness in India
Analysing Citizen-centric Administration in the Context of Assam with Special Reference to Assam Chah Bagicha Dhan Puraskar Scheme
Citizen-centric administration is one of the significant components of good governance. Public administration in India has been trying to provide different measures for the welfare of marginalised and disadvantaged sections of the society. Tea-garden workers of Assam are significantly in a disadvantaged position since the colonial period. Low wages, poverty, illiteracy and poor socio-economic...
- Book review: N. Menon, Planning Democracy: How a Professor, an Institute, and an Idea Shaped India
Towards Citizen-Centric Administration Through Decentralisation: Lessons from Gandhian Constitution for Free India
Contemporary democracies have recognised that the traditional top-down administrative machinery needs to be reviewed in favour of a citizen-centric administration. The Second Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) had produced a number of significant reports in this regard. In this context, this article looks at an alternative document, Gandhian Constitution for Free India, to draw lessons in...
- Constitutional Democracy: Changing Role of People-Centric Administration
Decentralised Governance in India: An Evaluation in Context of Panchayati Raj Institutions
The world’s largest democratic system of governance is a main feature of India. Democracy requires that there should be public participation, transparency and accountability in governance. Governance is a process in which ‘full benefit of democratic government could not be realized unless the society admits and believes that all problems in their incidence require decision at the place and by the
Caring Administration with Gender-centricity: Interrogating Kanyashree Programme in West Bengal
Gender remains an important issue area in governance in post-colonial democracies like India, which have a long past of patriarchal social structure. In West Bengal even after thirty-four years of continuous Left Front rule, gender never became the mainstay of Bengal politics. Trinamul Congress government in West Bengal from 2011 addressed the issue of gender parity perspective. During the period
- Text of Talk Delivered at the Centenary Celebrations of the Department of Physics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, on 7–8 January 2016: ‘Meghnad Saha: A Visionary on Mission’ 1893–1956
One-party Dominance of BJP: Emerging Dynamics of Conflict and Co-operation in Indian Federalism
Federalism in India is a unique framework of governance that aims to meet the necessities of a heterogeneous and variegated society. In the Indian design, the destiny of States rests with the Union government, which can alter, dissolve or redefine issues with consultation, but without their consent. The rationale for adopting such an arrangement was to discourage centrifugal forces that had led...