“CPPLGG Organized a Guest Lecture on ‘Election Commission in the context of Legislative Intent of the Constituent Assembly: The written and Unwritten Remit’.”

Guest Lecture by Shri S.N. Sahu (19 March 2024)

The Centre for Public Policy, Law and Good Governance (CPPLGG) of NLUO organised a guest lecture on 19 March 2024. The lecture was delivered by Shri S. N. Sahu. He is an eminent writer and political scientist with over 40 years of professional experience. He had served to various Constitutional Office bearers including Hon’ble President of India (Shri. K.R Narayanan) and The Prime Minister of India (Dr. Manmohan Singh, UPA - I). He frequently writes for leading journals and newspapers including The Wire, Scroll. The lecture was attended by the Vice Chancellor, Registrar, faculty members and the students of NLUO.

The session was exponentially enlightening and thought-provoking, engaging and captivating for the audience with profound insights and valuable perspectives on the topic of “Election Commission in the Context of Legislative Intent of the Constituent Assembly: The Written and Unwritten Remit”. The invitee expert discussed about the speeches of various leading members of the Constituent Assembly on the structure, composition, powers and functions of the Election Commission. The lecture was modelled on analysing the recent developments in the appointment of the Election Commissioners and its consequential bearing on the democratic constitutional philosophy.

The lecture also consisted of various points centred on the history of the Election Commission. The current state of the commission and the possible loss of public confidence in the institution and its effects on the polity was also vehemently discussed during the session. The student participation after the session was exhilarating wherein numerous issues revolving around the constitutional structure, functioning of the commission and the role of election commission in shaping up the future democratic values were deliberated upon at length.

Photo Gallery

National Law University Odisha

Kathajodi Campus, SEC - 13, CDA, Cuttack – 753015, Odisha (India),
Ph.: +91 671 2338018 | Fax: +91 671 2338004