The purpose and prospects of judicial review in India
Amaresh Chandra Sahoo
The concept of Judicial Review gives a new dimension to the Judiciary. Judicial Review is essential for maintaining the supremacy of the Constitution. Judicial review has firm roots in state with democratic principles. The Judicial Review power strengthens the importance of judiciary and secures the independence of judiciary. Judicial review is one of the checks and balances in the separation of powers and a process under which the executive or legislative actions are subject to the review by the judiciary. It means that judiciary is to examine the actions of the legislative, executive and administrative wing of the Govt. & to ensure that such actions confirm to the provision of the constitution of the state. It is an effective weapon for the protection of Democratic values and liberty of the people. Judicial Review can be understood as a form of court proceeding, usually in the administrative Court where the lawfulness of a decision or action is reviewed by the judge. Judicial Review has helped the Supreme Court of India in exercising its constitutional duties.