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Parliamentary & legislative practice
The book gives an academic, political and professional glimpse of the Indian parliamentary democracy in function, its travails and achievement. This is done along with the analysis of constitutional provisions, judicial interpretations and the developed conventions, precedents and practices. The book is both for general reading and for use by intelligentsia. It shall be attractive and useful to the active politicians, Members of the Houses of Parliament or State Legislatures, political parties, lawyers, journalists and scholars of Law, Constitutional History or Political Science.
The book has examined in detail the topical aspects of parliamentary democracy in India, detailing the precedents, controversies which had arisen from time to time and the working solutions found or alternately amendments made to the Constitution.
Broadly the book discusses:
• What Parliamentary Democracy means in India
• Cabinet System for Democracy in India
• Broad Features of Indian Political Parties in Parliament
• Problems and Solutions of Party Splits and Defections
• Hung Parliament and Formation of Government
• President's Rule and Problems in States in Emergency
• The Conduct of Parliamentary Proceedings
• Free and Fair Elections; the Election Commission of India
The roles of the President of India, Prime Minister and of the Speaker or the Chairman of the House are significant for success of democracy. The impartial, free and fair conduct of elections are equally indispensable. An attempt has been made in the Book to include maximum possible leading political events of the time as precedents which have gradually synthesised and developed the parliamentary democracy of British model into a totally indigenous system.
U.N. Gupta, LL.M., D.Phil., (Born, November 1933), has specialized in Constitutional Law and Public International Law. He has had over thirty-five years teaching experience of Post-Graduate (LL.M.) classes since 1958 in the Law Faculty of Allahabad University.
Prof. Gupta has held the important positions in Allahabad University of Dean of Law Faculty, Head of Law Department and of Vice-Chancellor before he retired from service in 1994.
Prof. Gupta delivered key lectures on invitation at: (1) Indian Council of World Affairs, Allahabad. (2) International Law Association (Indian Regional Branch at New Delhi). (3) International Law Association, Allahabad Branch. (4) UGC Academic Staff College, Allahabad University. (5) G.B. Pant Institute of Social Sciences, Allahabad.
(6) C.R. Institute of Business Management, Bhopal University, among other places.
Prof. Gupta has more than 20 research papers to his credit. Five scholars were awarded D.Phil. degree under him. In 1985 he was Director of 3-Day U.G.C. National Seminar on 'Indian Federalism'.
Prof. Gupta has publication of three books to his credit: (i) Constitutional Protection
of Personal Liberty in India, 1969,
(ii) Developments on the Frontiers of International Law, 1981, (iii) Indian Federalism and Unity of Nation, 1986.