Understanding Parliamentary Oversight: Analysing the Doctrine of Pleasure in India and UK

  • Abhishek Kalra and Amber Srivastava
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  • Abhishek Kalra

    Student at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

  • Amber Srivastava

    Assistant Professor at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

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The doctrine of pleasure has a profound impact on parliamentary oversight in both india and in the United Kingdom. The article explores the historical context , impact, criticisms , and potential reforms associated with this doctrine . In India, the doctrine allows for swift action against underperforming or no -compliant officials , while the potential for political influence and the lack of clear, codified safeguards remain points of discussion for those seeking a more robust framework for civil servant rights. While codified reforms are less prominent , calls for a clearer framework for exercising the royal prerogative and a prominent role parliamentary supervision in dismissals are emerging , Considering the criticisms and challenges associated with the doctrine , reforms and alternatives are being explored to address the challenges and ensure transparency , accountability, and the independence of the civil service . By striking a balance between efficient government and robust oversight, the future of parliamentary surveillance can be strengthened , ensuring the effective functioning of democratic governments.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 3907 - 3916

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.117471

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