Fifth Semester

BPA 412: Administrative Law

The course intends to focus on the legal problems associated with regulation by administrative agencies. The course includes discussion of the legislative authority requisite to agency action.

  1. Introduction
    • Concept and sources of administrative Law
    • Principles of administrative law
    • Constitutional aspects of administrative law : Separation of Powers and The Rule of Law
  2. Institutions and Functions of Government
    • Types of institutions: Executive, Legislative and Judicial
    • Differences between Administrative, Legislative and Judicial Functions.
  3. Law Making
    • Concept of Legislation and Delegated Legislation
    • Delegated legislation and its control
  4. Grievance Handling
    • Concept of Ombudsman and Maladministration
    • Role and Functions of National Vigilance Center (NVC)
    • Role and Functions of Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) in Nepal
    • Administrative Tribunals
  5. Judicial Review and Writs
    • Concept and importance of judicial review,
    • Types and functions of writs: Certiorari, Mandamus, Quo-Warranto, Prohibition, Habeas corpus
  • Khanal, Shambhu Prasad (2066). Administrative Law. Kathmandu: Prashanti Prakashan.
  • Pandey Keshav Raj (2058). Administrative Law. Kathmandu: Niirmal Gurung (In Nepali).
  • Devkota, Khim Lal (2059). Administrative Law. Kathmandu: Pairawai Prakadhan (In Nepali).
  • Wade, H.W.R. & Forsyth, C.F. (1995). Administrative Law. NewYork: Claarendon Press Oxford
  • Wade, H.W.R. & Forsyth, C.F. (2005). Administrative Law. New Delhi: oxford University Press.