Judicial Review of Administrative Actions and Principles

14 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2008

Date Written: March 11, 2008


Administrative law has a tremendous social function to perform. It is the body of reasonable limitations and affirmative action parameters, which are developed, and operationalised by the legislature and the courts to maintain and sustain the rule of law. The courts, through writs of habeas corpus, mandamus, certiorari, prohibitio and quo warranto, control administrative action. The source of Administrative law is the statutes, statutory instruments, precedents and customs. The article discusses the doctrine of legitimate expectation, Public Accountability and doctrine of proportionality. The increased power of the administration judicial control has become an important area of administrative law, because courts have proved more effective and useful than the legislative or the administrative powers.

Keywords: Administrative law, Legislature, rule of law, courts, administration

JEL Classification: K23, K29

Suggested Citation

Antharvedi, Usha, Judicial Review of Administrative Actions and Principles (March 11, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1104955 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1104955

Usha Antharvedi (Contact Author)

Osmania University ( email )

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500 007

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