Quasi Judicial Bodies: An Explanation

By Arsh Singh, Army Institute of Law, Mohali.

A Quasi Judicial Body is an entity such as an arbitrator or a tribunal, generally of a Public Administrative Agency, which has powers and procedures resembling that of a Court of Law or Judge, and which is obliged to objectively determine facts and draw conclusions from them so as to provide the basis of an official action. Such actions are able to remedy a situation or to impose legal penalties, and may affect the legal rights, duties or privileges of specific parties. (more…)

The 1997 MCD Election Riots: An Analysis

By Siddhant Sharma, Amity Law School, Jaipur.

The MCD came into existence on the 7th of April, 1958, by an act of the Indian parliament (The Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, 1957). It was the successor of the Delhi Municipal Committee. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi is an autonomous body which constitutes as the one of the three municipal corporations that governs 8 out of 9 districts of National capital Territory of Delhi. The other two are New Delhi Municipal Council, and Delhi Cantonment Board. The MCD provides civic services to more than 12 million citizens making it one of the largest municipal bodies in the world.    (more…)