A one day National Seminar on ‘Concept of Checks &Balances in Indian Constitution: Does it Require Reconsideration’ was organized by the Amity Law School, Amity University Madhya Pradesh Gwalior on February 03, 2017. The conference started with the sacred tradition of lightning of the lamp and garlanding of Goddess Saraswati followed by introductory remarks by Lt Gen V K Sharma, AVSM (Retd.), Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Amity University Madhya Pradesh. This was followed the speech of the by chief guest Hon’ble Justice A. K. Srivatav aM.P. HC (Retd.) highlight the VC’sspeech.
Hon’bleJustice A. K. Srivatava M.P. HC (Retd.),during his talk, emphasised that the concerned system has been in practise sincethe very beginning and no law is possible without it. He again said that allthe three organs of the government should work with full responsibility.Amendment in the Constitution should be in accordance. But reconsideration of isnot required.
Inhis Keynote address by Prof (Dr.) J L Aprajit, FormerDean Nagpur University explained the concept of separation of powers and spoke ofMontesque, the famous jurist of the 18th century that the people in France weretortured. He emphasised that all the three organs should respect the autonomyof others and the ultimate beneficiary would be the Peoples of India.
WhileAddressing the Seminar Mr. Shivraj Huchhunwar discussed the need of checks& balances at International level. He also discussed how the entities influencesthe decision making powers of the organs.
Thereafterin 5 Parallel Sessions 57 Participants presented their papers on varioustopics.
Ms. Anuradha Singh, (Advocate) Senior CGSC,while addressing the Seminar discussed the development of concept of Separationof Powers.
In theValedictory session, Hon’ble justiceVivek Agarwal focused on the self imposed discipline by the organs, so asto enable the others to work under constitutional framework.
Inhis Concluding remark Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Amity UniversityMadhya Pradesh Lt Gen V.K. Sharmasaid that everybody should use the powers with ethics. If everybody does hisassigned work properly, checks & balances will remain theoretical only.
Mr. Mohit Sharma, Officiating HoI, Amity Law School,proposed the vote of thanks.
In the Seminar 57 Participants from the various parts of the nation, other than the Amitians, participated and presented their papers. Learned Speakers also shared their thoughts on the subject, specifically Senior Academicians and High Court Judges. The Seminar was a great success in terms of sharing of knowledge and interaction among the participants.