Tribunal Rationalisation

Tribunal Rationalisation

The government has merged several powerful administrative tribunals and assumed powers to appoint and remove their chiefs, triggering fears that the move will undermine the authority and independence of these quasi-judicial institutions. In a bid to rationalise...
Official Secrets Act

Official Secrets Act

Why in news : Rafale Deal – The Hindu Issue Attorney-General’s request for “criminal action” against those responsible for making“stolen documents” on the Rafale deal public, has brought the Official Secrets Act into focus. AG’s statement was in context of lead...
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

About OIC The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations with a membership of 57 states spread over four continents.The Organization is the collective voice of the Muslim world. It endeavors...
Lokpal

Lokpal

Background A Lokpal is an anti-corruption authority or ombudsman who represents the public interest. This concept is borrowed from Sweden. An ombudsman is an official who is charged with representing the interests of public by investigating and addressing complaints...