Amity Law School, NOIDA organised a three day competition titled Amity Competition on Law Reforms from 19th to 21st January, 2012 based on Electoral Law Reforms. The event was organized with a view to provide critical assessment of law dealing with election particularly with respect to elections to the Parliament and State Legislatures, improvements needed in its making and for its enforcement. The inaugural function was solemnized in the presence of prominent personalities — Shri. M.C.Bhandare, Governor of Odisha, Mr. P.P.Rao, Senior Advocate, Dr. Balvinder Shukla, Officiating VC, Amity University and Maj. Gen. Nilendra Kumar, Director, Amity Law School, Noida.
Inaugurating the Competition on Law Reforms, the Chief Guest Hon’ble Mr. M.C. Bhandare, said law being a noble and learned profession, students should adopt integrity, independence and industry as the main factors to be successful. He advocated that every party should have atleast 50% women in power and women should be given equal opportunity as nature has given equal brain power to both of them.
Mr. P.P. Rao speaking on the occasion firmly affirmed that law brings social order and advised students to find out new ideas for implementation of electoral reforms. He emphasized the need to separate Legislature totally free from Executive, to give more power to Election Commission and to make reforms for control of money and muscle power in election. He further opined that a candidate who gets 50% plus 1 vote should be announced a winner rather than the ones who win with 15-20% votes only.
The valedictory function of the event was graced by the presence of Mr. Vivek Tankha, Additional Solicitor General of India and Mr. Rahul Dev, eminent journalist and Editor-in-Chief at Daily Aaj Samaj. Speaking during the valedictory function Mr. Tankha supported for deregulation of political parties who do not work seriously but get involved in money laundering, and emphasized on the need for change in defection laws and for control of money power in election.
Mr. Rahul Dev remarked that though India is a powerful and strong democratic country, there is still a need to bring reforms in the internal working of political parties and to curb dominance of family oriented political parties.
Maj. Gen. Nilendra Kumar, Director, Amity Law School Noida congratulated all the participants of various schools coming from all over India for participating in the event and making it a success with their valuable inputs. He proposed to send the recommendations of this competition to the Parliament Library and Law Commission.
Leading law schools across the country viz., NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad; ILS Law College, Pune; Symbiosis Law School, Pune; Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University Lucknow; ITM Law School, ITM University, Gurgaon; Amity Law School, GGSIU, Delhi; IMS Law College, Noida; Mewar Law Institute, Ghaziabad; School of Law, Sastra University, Tamil Nadu and many others participated in the event. ILS, Pune won the finals and Amity Law School, Delhi became the runner up of the prestigious event. The Best Legislative Initiative – Researcher award was bagged by Mr. Akhil from NALSAR. The Best Legislative Initiative – Male was won by Mr. Udit from RMLNLU, Lucknow. The Best Legislative Initiative – Female was given to Ms. Avneet from Symbiosis.