A.K Kraipak & Ors. vs Union of India & Ors.: An Analysis

  • Arjun Katyal
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  • Arjun Katyal

    Student at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA, SIU International University, India

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The Article deals with a famous case in Administrative Law Jurisprudence, that is of A.K. Kraipak v. Union of India AIR 1970 SC A. The case in remarkable on many grounds since it approved the widening up of definition of what was considered Administrative Action then in India. The judgement was delivered in the era, when a wide number of decisions were pushed under the garb of Administrative Actions, and were shielded from Court’s power of Review, but in cases as that of Kraipak, the Supreme Court was successful in extending the doctrine of Natural Law even to Administrative Decisions. The case at large deals with selections for officers for Indian Forest Services, and since the selections were held for administerial post, the selectors themselves were part of the same bloc. Their decisions came under challenge, when it was argued that the selections were influenced by biased preferential intentions, and the article then further goes on to talk about what further went on in the case and the subsequent law which the Supreme Court laid down by the way of this judgement.



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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 5, Page 1419 - 1424

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.115929

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