The Union Budget is the annual financial statement that contains the government’s revenue and expenditure for a fiscal year.
Union Budget 2019: Appropriation Bill empowers govt to withdraw funds from Consolidated Fund of India to meet expenditure
Since 2016, Appropriation Bills in India include an automatic repeal clause as a result of which the Act is repealed after its purpose is met.
Finance Bills can be divided into three categories: finance bill category I, finance bill category II and a Money Bill
Aadhaar verdict: Dissenting judge Justice DY Chandrachud feels Money Bill tag may be misused to escape Rajya Sabha scrutiny
The government justified mandatory Aadhaar-based biometric authentication relying on Section 7, to claim that its main purpose was to prevent leaks in subsidy delivery.
Aadhaar verdict: SC's majority judgment lacks consistency in logic and reasoning, turns constitutional analysis on its head
Even if one were ideologically neutral about the Aadhaar project, the approach taken by the majority judgment in the KS Puttaswamy versus Union of India case leaves much to be desired in terms of consistency of logic, judicial reasoning, and constitutional law
'SC verdict curtails mindless expansion of Aadhaar, underscores need for better scrutiny while drafting laws'
Shankkar Aiyar opines that the fact that SC read down the Aadhaar Act shows that govts need to be more careful when taking the Money Bill route to bypass political roadblocks
Supreme Court hits right notes in landmark Aadhaar verdict; Critics’ concerns met, but govt won’t be unhappy
In as much as these provisions were held to be symptomatic of a “surveillance state”, the Supreme Court judgment seems to have corroborated the views of Aadhaar critics who held such linking of services with biometric data an assault on privacy of citizens.
Aadhaar Act should not have been passed as money bill, amounts to Constitution fraud, says Justice DY Chandrachud
Justice Chandrachud, who was part of the five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, wrote a separate judgement saying he had expressed some views different from that of the verdict pronounced by Justice AK Sikri.
SC verdict on Aadhaar validity: Bench declares scheme as 'constitutionally valid'; linkage mandatory for PAN card, I-T returns
The bench upheld the passing of the Aadhaar Bill as a Money Bill by the Lok Sabha and said that an Aadhaar card continues to be mandatory for PAN card linking.
Monsoon Session of Parliament can't stall like Budget sitting did; legislature desperately needs reform
It appears the Parliament is in crisis. We need to have a broad debate reforming its working, the anti-defection law, office of profit, among other areas.
The passing of Aadhaar as a Money Bill and its immunity from judicial review needs a thorough re-examination by the Supreme Court
The Attorney General’s argument is that the decision of the Speaker on whether a given bill is a money bill is final and that this is protected from judicial review
Aadhaar Hearing: Attorney General argues that Aadhaar is fundamentally a money bill to which Section 57 is an ancillary provision
The Attorney General then continued his arguments on the money bill issue, arguing that Aadhaar was, at its core, a money bill and that Section 57 was just an ancillary provision.
Parliament logjam Part 2: Examining legislative avenues available to keep govt accountable, exercise necessary oversight
After the recent Budget Session washout, it is important to examine some of the avenues through which the Parliament can exercise its oversight function.
Lok Sabha passes finance, appropriation bill and budgetary proposals amidst protests from Opposition
With the passage of the Finance Bill and the Appropriation Bill, the budget exercise is complete in the lower house.
Here's a list of some key budget-related terms so that you know what it means when Arun Jaitley mentions them in his speech on 1 February
Supreme Court bench to resume Aadhaar hearing today: Constitutional validity of scheme to be questioned
The Constitution bench of the Supreme Court will continue the hearing on the Aadhaar case on Thursday. The court will commence day 2 of the hearing at 11.30 am.
The Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear Congress leader Jairam Ramesh's plea challenging the Lok Sabha Speaker's decision to certify a bill to amend the Aadhaar law as a money bill in the first week of November.
While the common man continues to be coerced to be transparent in all his dealings, politicians can continue with their overt corporate nexus. Isn't this a double standard?
The government on Monday opposed in Supreme Court a petition moved by senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh challenging the Lok Sabha Speaker's decision to certify the bill on Aadhaar as a money bill on the ground that it covered all constitutional provisions to bring it under the ambit of money bill.
To understand how risky this condition is for BJP, one needs to only listen to some of the state finance ministers who spoke on Wednesday and in the preceding days on the issue of rate.