New Delhi: In part four of St Stephen's and Network18 joint initiative where the former will offer a certificate course in 'Citizenship & Cultural Richness' with weekly classes conducted by its regular faculty and distinguished alumni, the discussion will be about social justice, public interest litigation and civil society.
The lecture will be delivered by Supreme Court judge Justice Madan B Lokur. There will be a brief introduction to the Constitution, importance of various courts, role of judiciary, challenges faced it.
Brief introduction to the Constitution of India
Fundamental Rights and Duties
Directive Principles of State Policy
Separation of Power
Independence of Judiciary, Election Commission, UPSC & CAG
Judiciary is the conscience keeper of the Constitution
Integrity, impartiality, reasons, transparency and accountability
Hierarchy in Courts
Importance of district level courts
Importance of High Court and Article 226 of the Constitution
Importance of Supreme Court and Article 32 of the Constitution
Role of the Judiciary
Violation of fundamental rights
Violation of procedure
Basic Structure Doctrine
Administrative orders and departmental enquiries
Public Interest Litigation
What is Public Interest Litigation
Challenges facing the Judiciary and social justice
Delay in disposal of cases
Large number of pending cases
Absence of Management Techniques
Solutions to the problems
Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms
Use of Technology and Computerization of Courts
Quality Judicial Education
What can civil society do to strengthen our democracy and make justice accessible to the people.
In a first of its kind initiative in India, Network18 and St Stephen's college have joined hands to offer a course that promotes education for all. The citizenship and cultural enrichment course is aimed at harnessing the educational resources of the media fraternity.
Under the course, St Stephen's College will hold weekly classes conducted by its regular faculty and distinguished alumni including top serving and retired judges, bureaucrats and renowned academicians.
The lecture content will be hosted across the digital and social media platforms of Network18 (ibnlive.com) and St Stephen's College (www.ststephens.edu).