KIIT Law School Organizes Webinar on Constitutional Amendment Act


A webinar on “Constitutional Amendment Act – An endless saga of tussle of powers between Judiciary and Executive” was organized by the Centre for Constitutional Law Studies & Research, KIIT Law School. Adv. Mr. Ankur Sood, a renowned criminal and civil lawyer, was the chief speaker at the webinar, which revolved around the blurred line of separation of powers with regards to the background of the 105th and other constitutional amendments. Reference was also made to the decisions made by the Court in the Indra Sawhney Case, 1992.

The separation of powers among the legislative, executive and judicial functions of  government, it was argued, limits the possibility of arbitrary excesses by government, since the sanction of all three branches is required for the making, executing and administering the laws for the purpose of checks and balances; and if one arm fails to perform, another has to be brought into effect. To explain the complexities, Mr. Sood acknowledged the validation of the 93rd Amendment and its impact, as it empowered the state to make special provisions for the socially and educationally backward classes or the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes in educational institutions, including private educational institutions. The speaker also emphasised the recent Supreme Court observation on Maharashtra Law on Maratha Reservation. The talk followed an interactive question-answer session.

Earlier, Prof. (Dr.) Bhavani Prasad Panda, Director, KLS extended welcome to the guest speaker and participants. Dr. Kyvalya Garikapati, Assistant Professor & Head, Constitutional Law Department and Mr. Yogesh Mishra, Assistant Professor, KLS & Faculty Coordinator, Centre for Constitutional Law Studies & Research also spoke on the occasion. Mr. Shashank Shekhar, a fourth year student of the KLS, moderated the session.

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