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. Srivatava M.P. HC (Retd.) highlight the VC’s speech.
Hon’ble Justice A. K. Srivatava M.P. HC (Retd.), during his talk, emphasised that the concerned system has been in practise since the very beginning and no law is possible without it. He again said that all the three organs of the government should work with full responsibility. Amendment in the Constitution should be in accordance. But reconsideration of is not required.
In his Keynote address by Prof (Dr.) J L Aprajit, Former Dean Nagpur University explained the concept of separation of powers and spoke of Montesque, the famous jurist of the 18th century that the people in France were tortured. He emphasised that all the three organs should respect the autonomy of others and the ultimate beneficiary would be the Peoples of India.
While Addressing the Seminar Mr. Shivraj Huchhunwar discussed the need of checks & balances at International level. He also discussed how the entities influences the decision making powers of the organs.
Thereafter in 5 Parallel Sessions 57 Participants presented their papers on various topics.
Ms. Anuradha Singh, (Advocate) Senior CGSC, while addressing the Seminar discussed the development of concept of Separation of Powers.
In the Valedictory session, Hon’ble justice Vivek Agarwal focused on the self imposed discipline by the organs, so as to enable the others to work under constitutional framework.
In his Concluding remark Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Amity University Madhya Pradesh Lt Gen V.K. Sharma said that everybody should use the powers with ethics. If everybody does his assigned 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.