Judicial Majoritarianism

Judicial Majoritarianism #GS 02 Judiciary For Prelims Judicial Majoritarianism In case of cases which involve a substantial interpretation of constitutional provisions Constitutional Benches, consisting of five or more judges, are set up in accordance with Article 145(3) of the Constitution. These Benches usually consist of […]

Death Penalty in India

Death Penalty in India #GS 02 Judiciary For Prelims History of death penalty Death penalty is also called as Capital punishment and is derived from the Latin word ‘capitalis’ which denotes ‘regarding the head’. The earliest codification of death penalty laws can be traced back […]

Basic Structure doctrine

Basic Structure doctrine #GS-02 Judiciary For Prelims Basic Structure doctrine Constitution under Article 368 grants power to the Parliament to amend the constitution in case of a necessity. The doctrine of basic structure is an Indian judicial innovation to maintain the integrity of the constitution […]

Case Pendency in India

Case Pendency in India #GS-02 Judiciary For Prelims Pending Cases in India: Between 2010 and 2020, pendency across all courts grew by 2.8% annually. As of September 15, 2021, over 4.5 crore cases were pending across all courts in India. Of these, 87.6% cases were […]


National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) #GS-02 Judiciary For Prelims: NJAC: NJAC is a body responsible for the appointment and transfer of judges to the higher judiciary in India. NJAC was a constitutional body proposed to replace the present Collegium system of appointing judges. The NJAC […]