Judge made law is constantly evolving and to obtain a grip on what has been laid down by the courts is a difficult task. The arduousness of the task is enhanced when the principles laid down by the Courts have relevance for every field of law. Experts in any area of law cannot understand the rightful exercise of power in that field be it educational, administration or services regulation without knowing the relevant principles of administrative law controlling it. M P Jain and S N Jain’s Principles of Administrative Law was conceived as that authoritative text book which would assist both novice and scholar to understand the principles of Administrative Law both generically and how they apply to a particular field of law.
This seventh edition of the established authority has been revised by Professor Amita Dhanda to show the reader how the Courts have refined the enunciation and application of the Principles of Administrative Law as the face of the Indian State changed from the days of the license raj to the times of public disinvestment. It points out how the tasks of seeking accountability have altered when performed by restraintivist or activist courts. Public Interest Litigation allowed the less privileged to reach the doors of the court and the right to information allowed people to access the data without which judicial review could not provide the much needed relief.
Ignorance of the law is no excuse. However, knowledge of the law is not easy to find in a limitless field like Administrative Law. M P Jain and S N Jain’s Principles of Administrative Law is an authoritative exposition on the subject which appropriately addresses the needs of practitioner, teacher and student. Amita Dhanda has produced this seventh edition to ensure that this revered textbook continues to serve the critical knowledge needs of its new and established readership.