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LLB Administrative Law syllabus of Gauhati University
LLB- 6.1 Administrative Law
MARKS: 100 [80+20]
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1. Introduction 25
1.1 Evolution, Nature and Scope of Administrative Law
1.1.1. From a laissez-faire to a social welfare state
1.1.2. Evolution of administration as the fourth branch of government- necessity for
delegation of powers on administration.
1.1.4. Definition and scope of administrative law
1.1.5. Relationship between constitutional law and administrative law
1.1.6. Theory of Separation of powers
1.1.7. Rule of law- Dicey’s Rule of Law
1.2. Legislative Powers of Administration
1.2.1. Meaning and necessity for delegation of legislative power
1.2.2. Constitutionality of delegated legislation - powers of exclusion and inclusion and
power to modify statute
1.2.3. Requirements for the validity of delegated legislation Consultation of affected interests and public participation in rule-making Publication of delegated legislation
1.2.4. Administrative directions, circulars and policy statements
1.2.5. Legislative control of delegated legislation Laying procedures and their efficacy - procedural safeguards Committees on delegated legislation - their constitution, function and
effectiveness Hearings before legislative committees
1.2.6. Judicial control of delegated legislation
1.2.7. Sub-delegation of legislative powers
1.2.8. (i) The General Clauses Act, 1897, (Ss.20-24 )
(ii) Report of the Committee on Ministers’ Powers
(Donoughmore Committee), pp.8-70
1.3 Judicial Powers of Administration - Principles of Natural Justice
1.3.1. Need for devolution of adjudicatory authority on administration
1.3.2. Administrative tribunals and other adjudicating authorities : their ad-hoc character
1.3.3. Tribunals - need, nature, constitution, jurisdiction and procedure Advantages of Justice by Tribunals-Openness, Fairness, Impartiality,
Absence of Technicalities of Evidence and Procedure, Cheapness Overview of Tribunals in India with particular reference to Administrative
Tribunals established under the Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985,
Constitution of India, Articles 323A and 323B Report of the Committee on Administrative Tribunals and Enquiries , 1957
(Franks Committee)
1.3.4. Jurisdiction of administrative tribunals and other authorities
1.3.5. Distinction between quasi-judicial and administrative functions- lis inter partes
1.3.6. The right to hearing- norms of fair hearing- audi alteram partem rule No man shall be judge in his own cause No man shall be condemned unheard
1.3.7 Nemo judex in causa sua (rule against bias)
1.3.8. Rules of evidence - no evidence, some evidence and substantial evidence rules
1.3.9. Requirement of passing Speaking- Reasoned decisions/order
1.3.10 The right to counsel- legal representation
1.3.11 Right of cross-examination
1.3.12 Institutional decisions- Pre-and post-decisional hearing
1.3.13 Requirement of supplying enquiry report - Effect of non-supply
1.3.11 Administrative appeals
1.4 Administrative Discretion
1.4.1. Meaning and Need for administrative discretion
1.4.2. Administrative discretion and rule of law
1.4.3. Limitations on exercise of discretion Malafide exercise of discretion Constitutional imperatives and use of discretionary authority Irrelevant considerations Non-exercise of discretionary power
1.5 Judicial Control of Administrative Action - Judicial Review
1.5.1 Review and Appeal distinguished, Power of Judicial Review of the Supreme Court and the High Courts –
Articles 32, 136, 226 and 227 of the Constitution of India- Ouster clauses
(constitutional and statutory exclusion)
1.5.2 Rules restricting judicial review – locus standi, laches, res judicata, exhaustion of
Alternative/administrative remedies
1.5.3 Standing : standing for Public interest litigation,collusion, bias
1.5.4 Grounds Jurisidictional error/ultra vires/ Bad faith, ill-will, motive, mala fides Abuse and non exercise of power on the basis of self imposed rules or
policy decisions Error apparent on the face of the record Violation of principles of natural justice Violation of public policy Unreasonableness/ Arbitrariness/discrimination Legitimate expectation Ignoring relevant considerations or reliance on irrelevant
1.5.5. Remedies in judicial Review- writs and curative petitions Statutory appeals Mandamus- to command the performance of a statutory or public duty Certiorari- to decide the legality of an order/decision Prohibition- to decide the legality of on going/pending proceedings Quo-Warranto- to decide the legal authority of a person to hold public office Habeas Corpus- to decide the legality of an arrest/detention. Declaratory judgments and injunctions Specific performance and civil suits for compensation
2. Liability for Wrongs (Tortious and Contractual) 10
2.1. Tortious liability: sovereign and non-sovereign functions
2.2. Statutory immunity
2.3. Act of state
2.4. Contractual liability of government
2.5. Government privilege in legal proceedings- state secrets, public interest
2.6. Transparency and right to information
2.6.1 Freedom of Information- The Right to Information Act, 2005
2.6.2 Object of legislation – ‘Effective and Responsive Government’
2.6.3 Right to freedom of information – Extent and scope of the freedom
2.6.4 Obligation of public authorities to supply information
2.7. Estoppel and waiver
3. Corporations and Public Undertakings 10
3.1. State monopoly- remedies against arbitrary action or for acting against public policy
3.2. Liability of public and private corporations - departmental undertakings
3.3. Legislative and governmental control
3.4. Legal remedies
3.5. Accountability- Committee on Public Undertakings, Estimates Committee, etc.
4. Remedial Procedure 15
4.1 Informal Methods of Settlement of Disputes and Grievance Redressal Procedures
4.1.1. Conciliation and mediation through social action groups
4.1.2. Use of media, lobbying and public participation
4.1.3. Public inquiries and commissions of inquiry The Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1897 - Object and Scope of Legislation-to
inquire into any definite matter of public importance Power of Central/State Government to appoint a Commission of Inquiry –
discretionary and mandatory nature of power; Powers of Commission of Inquiry Submission of report and follow up action - effectiveness
4.1.4. Ombudsman - Lok Pal- Lok Ayukta
4.1.5. Vigilance Commission- The Central Vigilance Commission Act, 2003
Constitution- Powers and Functions
4.1.6. Congressional and Parliamentary Committees
4.2 Regulatory Bodies
4.2.1 Need of Regulatory Bodies- Composition, powers, functions and procedure
4.2.2 The Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992
4.2.3 Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997
4.2.4 The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority Act, 1999
4.2.5 The Electricity Act, 2003 (Electricity Regulatory Commission)
4.2.6 The Competition Act, 2002.
5. Leading Cases ( 10x2 ) 20
1. In re Delhi Laws Act, AIR 1951 SC 332
2. Asif Hameed v. State of J. & K., AIR 1989 SC 1899
3. Raj Narain v. Chairman, Patna Administration Committee, AIR 1954 SC
4. Kerala Samsthana Chethu Thozhilali Union v. State of Kerala(2006) 4 SCC 327
5. A.K. Kraipak v. Union of India, AIR 1970 SC 150
6. G.N. Nayak v. Goa University, AIR 2002 SC 790
7. Hira Nath Mishra v. Principal, Rajendra Medical College AIR 1973 SC 1260
8. S. N. Mukherjee v. Union of India, AIR 1990 SC 1984
9. Surya Dev Rai v. Ram Chander Rai, AIR 2003 SC 3044
10. Bar Council of India v. Aparna Basu Mallick AIR 1994 SC 1334
Prescribed Books:
1. G.P. Singh & A. Aradhe (Rev.), M.P. Jain and S.N. Jain’s Principles of Administrative Law (2007)
2. I.P. Massey, Administrative Law (2008)
3. S.P. Sathe, Administrative Law (2004) Butterworths-India, Delhi
4. S.N.Jain, Administrative Tribunals in India (1977)
5. S.P. Sathe, The Tribunal System in India (1996)
Recommended Readings:
1. H.W.R. Wade and C.F. Forsyth, Administrative Law (8th ed., 2000)
2. B. P. Banerjee and Bhasker Banerjee, Judicial Control of Administraitve Action (2001)
3. H.M. Seervai, The Position of the Judiciary under the Constitution of India (1970)
4. D. D. Basu, Comparative Administrative Law (1998)
5. M. P. Jain, Cases and Materials on Indian Administrative Law, Vol.I and II (1996), Universal, Delhi.
6. Indian Law Institute, Cases and Materials on Administrative Law in India, Vol.I (1996), Delhi
7. S.A. De Smith, Judicial Review of Administrative Action
8. Peter Cane, An Introduction to Administrative Law (1996) Oxford
9. A.T. Markose, Judicial Control of Administrative Action in India
10. Franks, Report of the Committee on Administrative Tribunals and Inquiries, HMSO, 1959

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The University Law College, established in the year 1948, is a constituent college of
the Gauhati University and is the deemed Department of Law. The College is located at Jalukbari .
courses Offered
LL.B. Three-year Course for graduate students
B.A., LL.B. / B.A. LL.B. (Hons): A five-year Integrated Law Course after 10+2
Ph.D. in Law

Syllabus of year wise integrated b.a., ll.b(hons) course
1.1 General English
1.2 Political Science-
1.3 Sociology-I
1.4 Law of Tort including MVA
1.5 Law of General Contract-I
1.6 History-I.


2.1 English Literature, Legal Writing, Legal
Citations, Legal Terms & Maxim
I 2.2 Political Science-II
2.3 Sociology-II
2.4 Assamese-I / Hindi-I / French-I (Any one)
2.5 Law of Contract-II
2.6 History-II

3.1 Communicative English & Legal
3.2 Political Science –III
3.3 Sociology-III
3.4 Assamese-II / Hindi-II / French-II (Any
3.5 Constitutional Law of India -1


4.1 Economics-I
4.2 Major-IV (Pol Science / History / Sociology)
4.3 Major-V (Pol Science / History / Sociology)
4.4 Assamese-III / Hindi-III / French-III (Any one)
4.5 Constitutional Law of

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