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Jharkhand Governor sets his sights on Tribes Advisory Council

Context: Jharkhand has seen tensions escalate between the Governor and the State government over the TAC on the question of Governor’s power of constituting and making rules for the Tribal Advisory Council (TAC) under the Fifth Schedule being discretionary.  Constitutional Provision Art 244(1) of […]

The legality of Delhi Ordinance

Context: Despite the Supreme Court ruling in favour of the Delhi Government over control of services including the transfers and postings of its officers, the Union Government has introduced an ordinance under Article 123 of the Constitution of India to bypass the judgment as […]

T.N. Governor ‘dismisses’ Minister, backtracks later

Context: Tamil Nadu Governor R. Ravi’s decision to unilaterally dismiss with immediate effect arrested Minister V. Senthilbalaji from the Council of Ministers only to hurriedly backtrack his decision tests the constitutional limitations on the role of the Governor and pushes the Raj Bhavan into […]

Governor’s Power of Ordinance

Context: Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan took exception to the State government’s move to reissue ordinances instead of getting the executive orders ratified by the Assembly. The government had sent Mr. Khan 11 ordinances for re-promulgation. They included the controversial Kerala Lok Ayukta, 1999, […]

Lt. Governor and Delhi

Context: The Supreme Court on April 10 orally observed how can the Lieutenant Governor (L-G) act “without aid and advice” of the Council of Ministers in nominating 10 members to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi. This article discusses the need for full statehood for […]


Delaying of Bills by the Governors has become a recent flashpoint especially in opposition ruled states. On this premise, State Government of Telangana has filed a writ petition before the Supreme Court under its extraordinary jurisdiction under Article 32 of the Indian Constitution against […]

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