The book contains a detailed examination and an elaborate discussion of the principles of administrative law. It includes recent major developments in the field of administrative law and covers exhaustively all major judicial pronouncements which seek to strengthen procedural and substantive safeguards vis-à-vis the administration. The author takes a critical look at the principles of administrative law, showing how they operate in relation to the executive and the citizen. Special emphasis has been made by the author on remedial issues.
The 10th edition of this work has been substantially revised and updated with the latest case laws and contemporary developments in various spheres of administrative law, to provide a concise and topical account of this ever-evolving area of law. This edition remains as accessible as ever, fully exploring the core areas of the subject and setting them in a contextual framework. In addition to widespread recognition as an invaluable core textbook for law students, the increasing contact of the individual with the administrative machinery makes this book an ideal reference for judges, advocates, government officials, academicians and interested citizens.
The key features of this acclaimed work are: 1. Written in a simple and easy to understand language. 2. A significant amount of case law is discussed in the work to further explain every point. 3. Includes recent major developments in the field of administrative law and covers exhaustively all major judicial pronouncements. 4. Detailed subject-index for prompt and easy reference. 5. Points for discussion and a list of suggested readings at the end of each chapter to enable wider reading and academic discussion.
Extract from the Foreword Dr I.P. Massey’s book contains a lucid exposition of administrative law in all its aspects and dimen-sions and offers a highly perceptive and critical analysis. I have no doubt that this book will be of immense use not only to law students but also to lawyers and administrators and men in public life. ― Justice P.N. Bhagwati Chief Justice of India Review The book deserves an international readership and is produced so well. It is also a testimony to the high standards that are now reached by Indian legal scholarship. Works, such as Massey on Administrative Law, indicate that university teachers in that country can match up with the best in the world in producing works of quality. ―Singapore Journal of Legal Studies Review
1. Introduction to Administrative Law 2. Conceptual Objections against the Growth of Administrative Law 3. Anatomy of Administrative Action 4. Rule-making Power of the Administration 5. Decision-making or Adjudicatory Power of the Administration 6. Tribunalisation of Justice 7. Practice and Procedure of Administrative Adjudication: Rules of Natural Justice 8. Judicial Review of Administrative Actions: Principles 9. Judicial Review of Administrative Action: Modes 10. Public Interest Litigation or Social Action Litigation and Campaign Litigation 11. Liability of the Administration 12. Statutory and Non-statutory Public Undertakings 13. The Citizen and Administrative Faults 14. Constitutional Protection to Civil Servants and the Administrative Service Tribunal 15. Global Administrative Law