Monday, September 04, 2017

Delegated Legislation Development and Parliamentary Control

Delegated Legislation Development and Parliamentary Control

The Principle of Delegated Legislation has been defined as:

“This principle which has been well-established is that the legislature must lay down the guidelines, the principles of policy for the authority to whom power to make subordinate legislation is entrusted.”



Delegated Legislation: Meaning

Delegation of powers means the powers passed on by the higher authority to the lower authority to make laws. Delegated legislation means the powers given by the legislature to the executive or administration to enact certain laws. The simple meaning of the expression “delegated expression” may be:

When the function of the legislation is entrusted to organs other than the legislature by the legislature itself, the legislation made by such organs is known as delegated legislation.
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