Yash Agarwal

Yash is the co-founder of PPI and currently, he works as a public policy consultant for clients in the development sector.

The Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill Needs Careful Consideration

It was in late 1979 when Justice P.N. Bhagwati, in Hussainara Khatoon Vs State of Bihar case, set off the phenomenon that Public Interest Litigations (PILs) evolved to become what it is today. Brought about by a substantial relaxation in the traditional interpretation of the term “locus standii”, the Supreme Court formally defined the term in SP Gupta …

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Is Lack of Resources for the Judiciary a Question of Simply Investing More, or are There Other Nuances we Need to See?

The first sentence on the Ministry of Law and Justice’s website states “Ministry of Law and Justice is the oldest limb of the Government of India dating back to 1833 when the Charter Act 1833 enacted by the British Parliament.” Why is the oldest limb not taken adequate care of? The Law Ministry indeed has a number …

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What Does Data on Pendency of Cases in Indian Courts Tell Us About Justice in India?

The Monsoon session of Parliament was concluded recently. Just like all previous sittings of the Parliament, MPs submitted their questions to different ministries to be answered, albeit only in a written format this time around as the government had scrapped the question hour for this particular session. The Ministry of Law and Justice, of course, …

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Why is the National Legal Services Authority Being Starved of Resources?

This article was originally published in The Leaflet on September 14th 2020. While analysing the Union Budget and the Demand For Grants (DFG) as presented by ministries for a Member of Parliament earlier this year, one startling revelation stood out. The Ministry for Law and Justice had a rather barebones demand placed for approval before …

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Judicial Memorandum

It’s critical for India to Institutionalise a Judicial Memorandum for all Legislations