The Role Of Powers Of Modern Government

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INTRODUCTION
A trend very much in vogue to-day in all democratic countries is that only a relatively small part of the total legislative output emanates directly from the legislature. The bulk of the legislation is promulgated by the executive and is known as Delegated Legislation.
So a simple definition of Delegated Legislation is that its “a type of law” which can be made quickly and is not made by Parliament or a law made by a person or a body to whom the Parliament has delegated law-making power.
Such legislation is made by a body by virtue of the powers conferred on it by a statute. Usually what happens is that the legislature enacts a statute covering only the general principles and policies relating to the subject-matter in question, and confers rule making powers on government, or some other administrative agency, to fill in the details. This technique of delegated legislation has assumed central importance in modern Administrative Process. Delegated Legislation is being increasingly used as a major component of the method of modern government.
Parliament makes only skeleton, simple framework simple laws with no details which is put on by someone else other than the Parliament and the reason behind that is “time” because Parliament’s time is very limited. So the Parliament delegates the authority of making law to others.
Delegated Legislation is so multitudinous that the statute book will not only be incomplete but even misleading unless it be read along with the
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