Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Throw light on the various quasi-judicial bodies in India. Critically examine the issues in their functioning and suggest reforms for the efficient functioning of these agencies.

Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.

2. Throw light on the various quasi-judicial bodies in India. Critically examine the issues in their functioning and suggest reforms for the efficient functioning of these agencies. (150 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Indian Express

Why the question:

There is a class of quasi-judicial agencies that are not discussed in conversations on the pendency of cases. These are generally handled by the revenue authorities and largely relate to land, tenancy, excise, arms, mining, or preventive functions under the Criminal Procedure Code.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about quasi-judicial bodies, issues in their functioning and reform required.

Directive word: 

Critically examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we have to look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.

Introduction: 

Begin by writing a about the quasi-judicial bodies in India.

Body:

First, in general, write about the need of quasi-judicial bodies in India and their major functions.

Next, write about the issues in the functioning of quasi-judicial bodies in India – understaffed. Their engagement with duties such as law and order, protocol, coordination and other administrative functions leaves them with much less time for court work. Their access to court clerks and record keepers is limited. Several of the presiding officers lack proper knowledge of law and procedures etc.

Next, write about the reforms that are needed to overcome the above performance issues.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.