Game of Shadows – An Unconstitutional Implementation of Discretionary Powers


  • Mr. SK Sahil Student, George School of Law, Konnagar, West Bengal, India


In the recent years, there have been a number of questionable rules and regulations made by the government, which though might seem unimportant on the surface, hold enough potential to corrode the democratic nature of the country from the inside, and leave it barren. Such instances may include financial controversies like that surrounding Adani-Hindenburg Row, PM Care Funds, or violation of Supreme Court judgements through ordinances and legislations like the Government of NCT Delhi (Amendment) Ordinance, 2023, or downright overuse of discretionary and legislative powers.


This particular article sheds light on two situations which highlight the existing government’s nature to administer the country and various important positions unconstitutionally, namely –

  1. The Controversial Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022
  2. Controversial Extension of ED and CBI Directors