Administrative law is a fast-growing subject. The Government namely the executive has widely extended its functions to many fields. As a natural consequence, the misuse of powers by the executives are on the increase day by day. The rulemaking powers given to the executives in the form of delegated legislation have empowered them to formulate draconian rules which grossly affect the rights and interests of common man.Remedy to the aggrieved persons through Civil Courts is not only time consuming but also expensive. Hence the administrative Courts in the form of Tribunals have come to stay to render quick justice. In addition, through the writ jurisdiction of the High Courts and Supreme Court, the aggrieved persons get remedies through writs and public interest litigation. Decision making involves the use of administrative discretion. The misuse of discretionary powers has led to many litigations. Similarly, public corporations have become the main business channels of Government.
The Government contracts with private persons/bodies have become very common. For a detailed study of the above fields, the subject of Administrative law has become very important both theoretically and practically. For easy understanding and study, the subject matter has been given in the form of essays with model questions for every topic. The presentation of the subject is in a simple, easy and lucid style so that every student of law can fully understand, appreciate, assimilate and represent without omissions in the examinations. The detailed index for the short notes, the answers to the previous year university questions will be of immense help for a review of subject thoroughly.
It is hoped that this revised edition will receive spontaneous response from the student community as of our other subjects.