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What is grounds for judicial review of administrative actions?

What is grounds for judicial review of administrative actions?

Grounds for Judicial Review of Administrative Actions are-
1. Illegality
2. Irrationality
3. Procedural impropriety
4. Proportionality

Judicial review : ‘Judicial review’ may be defined as a “Court’s power to review the actions of others branches of government, especially the Court’s power to invalidate legislative and executive actions as being unconstitutional”.

Broadly speaking, judicial review in India deals with these aspects-
1. Judicial Review of Legislative Actions
2. Judicial Review of Administrative Actions
3. Judicial Review of Judicial Actions

We are dealing with second aspects, namely Judicial Review of Administrative Actions.

Administrative action may be statutory, having the force of law, or non statutory, devoid of such legal force. The bulk of the administrative action is statutory because a statute or the Constitution gives it a legal force but in some cases it may be non-statutory, such as issuing directions to subordinates not having the force of law, but its violation may be visited with disciplinary action. Though by and large administrative action is discretionary and is based on subjective satisfaction, however, the administrative authority must act fairly, impartially and reasonable.


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