Delegated Legislation: A Study of Its History, Evolution, and Contemporary Position in India, United States of America and United Kingdom

Mr. Abhijit B and Ms. M. Vamsi Mohana
Assistant Professor of Law, Presidency University Bengaluru, India.

Volume III, Issue V, 2020

Subordinate Legislations or Delegated Legislations have become an inherent and inseparable part of administration. Modern governments seem to be relying increasingly on the rulemaking power vested with them to quicken the pace of decision making and circumvent the hurdle of time that is most commonly seen in the traditional law making system. This system, despite its wide acceptance and common use today, did not always enjoy such a position. Delegated Legislations have, over the last many years, exhibited an evolutionary curve that has witnessed questions over their correctness and legality. These questions have cut across the in the context of the doctrine of Separation of Powers as well as the context of excessive governmental power or abuse of power. This paper attempts to study the history, evolution, and the present status of delegated legislations in India, the United States of America, and the United Kingdom.