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JUDICIAL REVIEW: AN ANALYSIS UNDER ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

By Ajay Pal Singh

‘Judicial review’ is the Court’s power to review the actions of other branches of government and thus includes the Court’s power to invalidate legislative and executive actions as being unconstitutional. It is a potent tool to control the unconstitutional exercise of power by the legislature and executive. Today, the concept of judicial review encompasses concepts of social and economic justice. However, Judicial Review has certain inherent limitations, especially in the matter of performance of administrative functions. The present paper presents a study into the importance of the concept of judicial review under Administrative Law, the various grounds under which the Judicial Review and the associated remedies can be availed, by reference to judicial decisions of the Supreme Court and High Courts in India.
Keywords: Judicial Review, Administrative Law, Judiciary, Judicial Decisions, Supreme Court, High Courts.

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