Two days online national conference
About the national conference:
Constitutions are said to be a product of their times. Historical antecedents and ground realities have had a direct bearing on the framing of constitutions, the world over. One of the objectives of this e-conference is to explore both India s history and the circumstances in which its Constitution was written and the impact they have had on the Constitution. Also, this conference has a special focus on the specific provisions made in Indian Constitution, in the context of addressing India s diversity and heterogeneity. Social, economical, political and national circumstances keep changing over time. As new circumstances manifest themselves, Constitutions too, as living documents, need to pragmatically adapt to changing circumstances. One of the objectives of this e-conference is to investigate the change of circumstances that have necessitated constitutional amendments. The Indian constitution has room for accommodating amendments. However, the scope of making amendments to the Constitution has been contested over the years. Another objective of this e-conference is to examine the role and scope for making amendments to the Constitution.The Indian Constitution, largely based on the Westminster model, lacks newer models of governance and democratic devices found in some leading democracies across the world. This e-conference seeks to explore democratic models and devices that can be applied in the context of the formal institutions of the state and in governance in India.
About the Theme of the conference:
The themes for this e-conference can be broadly classified into the "past", "present" and "future" categories, with reference to the Constitution of India. The themes dealing with the "past" have their focus on the historical, social, cultural and political circumstances that have had a direct bearing on the framing of the Constitution, its principles, policies and provisions. Also, the e-conference seeks to explore features that the Indian Constitution shares with other constitutions, and provisions that are unique to the Indian Constitution. The "present" category of themes has its focus on circumstances that have put a strain on the Constitution and have necessitated making constitutional amendments. Coalition politics, the rise of regional parties, Center-State relationships with a specific reference to the balance of power, are some of the other key areas of exploration and study in this category. Also, this category has a special focus on the role and scope of Constitutional amendments and the landmark judgements made in this context. The objective in this context is to identify the concerns and constraints in the scope and operation of the constitution, owing to changes in circumstances. The "future" category of themes has its focus on proposals for new amendments, changes and reforms to the Indian Constitution. Some of the key areas in this category are new institutional and governance model and direct popular checks such as referendum, initiative and recall. While these models and devices have proven to be of utility in some leading democracies across the world, this e-conference seeks to explore their specific applicability in the Indian context.
Significance of the Seminar:
The National conference is aimed at exploring the various manners in which the supremacy and efficacy of the Constitution has been under the dark clouds of deviances in governance; vested interests of those responsible for the interests of the nation; corrupt practices; judicial, legislative and administrative overreaches; and divergence from the original ideological manifestations of establishing a welfare state. The National Seminar calls upon the researchers, academicians, judges, lawyers and law students to bring into light various aspects of unbridled excesses committed by various state organs in a manner which is unbecoming according to the objectives of the Constitution.
Papers are invited from research scholars, academicians, judges, lawyers and law students.
Call for Paper
The organizers of the Seminar call upon the legal professionals, academicians, practitioners, research scholars, administrators, students, social activists and the representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations to present their research papers relevant to the below-mentioned themes:
The Indian Constitution - Past, Present and the Future
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Ms. Pragya Vyas- 8903219930
Ms.Reni Agnel.R- 9500005647
Mr. Beudin JS Bishon- 9445141261
Mrs. Bharathy Varadraj- 9884214440
Mr.Sundara Raman- 9345585463