LAW ET JUSTICIA LAW REVIEW

VOLUME 1 ISSUE 1

THE SCOPE AND EXTENT OF PARLIAMENTARY PRIVILEGES IN INDIA: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS

AUTHORED BY:

Ms. Utkarshini Rai, 

Student,

National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi

CO-AUTHORED BY:

Mr. Vijay Rohan Krishna, 

Student,

National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi

ABSTRACT

Parliamentary Privileges have been guaranteed under the Constitution of India for the smooth functioning of the proceedings of the Houses and the impartial and duty-bound conduct of the Parliamentarians. This paper discusses the historical backgrounds of the provisions including their origin fromBritish laws, what is the procedure and protocol currently followed upon the breach of such privileges, what are the exemptions for members of the Houses, under what conditions do the exemptions not work. Further, the privileges are discussed in detail, along with instances of breach of privilege and the role of the judiciary in safeguarding the Constitution under such circumstances. Lastly, the recurring recommendations of codifying these privileges have been discussed, which have been done to curb the instances previously mentioned and to point out definitive limits to the privileges, which have been going on unchecked in the absence of express provisions.

* lawetjusticia.com - All Rights Reserved

Find us on:

  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook