Ordinance route

Print edition : August 09, 2013

Telecom towers over a building. It is hard to make the case that had immediate action by promulgating an ordinance—to create TRAI—not been taken, private investment in the telecommunications sector would never have happened. Photo: V.V. Krishnan

B.R. Ambedkar. He stated that ordinance-making powers were necessary since existing law might be deficient to deal with a situation “which may suddenly and immediately arise” . Photo: the hindu archives

The ordinance-making power of the executive needs to be suitably restrained to create a balance of power between the executive and the legislature in India and to check the misuse of the same.
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