Election Commissioner shouldn’t be a ‘yes-man’: Supreme Court

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Appointment to various Constitutional Posts, Powers, Functions and Responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies   Source: TH  Direction: The article adds points to yesterday’s previous article, highlighting why ECI needs reforms and is way ahead.  Context: According to the Supreme Court, an Election Commissioner should be someone who can take a stand …

SC calls out centre over short tenures of CEC

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Appointment to various Constitutional Posts, Powers, Functions and Responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies   Source: TH  Direction: The article highlights the SC’s views on the deficiencies in India’s Election Commissioners appointment procedure, as well as solutions to address these shortcomings.   Context: According to the Supreme Court, the government does not …

Regulators don’t need constitutional status:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Constitutional Status   Context: This article appeared in the Opinion section of Business Standard. It talks about the need for giving constitutional status to regulators, rationale behind the present arrangements by the constitution and what are the alternatives available.   Why should Indian regulatory agencies be given constitutional status? – …

Bill to Restore States’ rights to specify OBC groups

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important constitutional amendments.   Context: The Constitution 127th Amendment Bill, 2021 was passed with unanimous support in Lok Sabha, recently. The Bill amends the Constitution to allow states and union territories to prepare their own list of socially and educationally backward classes.   Need for: On May 5, while scrapping a …