Topic: Parliament and State legislatures—structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
2) What is Delegated Legislation? Present the contradicting views about delegation of power to legislate while evaluating its pros and cons. (250 words)
Indian Polity by Lakshmikant
Why this question:
The question is based upon the concept of Delegated Legislation as applied to the Indian constitution.
Key demand of the question:
One must explain the concept of Delegated Legislation in detail and evaluate the pros and cons of the same.
Evaluate – When you are asked to evaluate, you have to pass a sound judgment about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidences. You have to appraise the worth of the statement in question. There is scope for forming a personal opinion here.
Structure of the answer:
Define what you understand by Delegated Legislation.
Detail upon the Meaning of delegated legislation – an act of entrusting a person with the power or empowering him to act on behalf of that person who has given him that power or to act as his agent or representative. ‘Delegated legislation’ means exercising of legislative power by an agent who is lower in rank to the Legislature, or who is subordinate to the Legislature.
Discuss the history of delegated legislation in India.
Highlight the Delegated legislation under the Constitution of India.
Explain the types and reasons for growth of delegated legislation.
Evaluate the pros and cons using suitable examples of recent times.
Conclude with way forward.