Third Semester

MPA 512: Administrative Law

This course aims to develop student’s knowledge and skills of administrative law required for effective management of administrative procedures in public administration.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Administrative Law      (LH 10)
  • Concept, nature and scope of administrative law
  • Sources and principles of administrative law
Unit 2: Constitutional Perspective          (LH 10)
  • Ideas and importance of the constitution
  • The rule of law
  • The theory of separation of powers
Unit 3: Legislation and Delegated Legislation (LH 10)
  • Concept and process of legislation
  • Delegated legislation: concept, need for growth and control
Unit 4: Grievance Handling Mechanisms          (LH 10)
  • Administrative tribunals
  • Ombudsman, and Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA)
  • Principles of natural justice
Unit 5: Judicial Review and Administrative Action      (LH 8)
  • Concept, nature and grounds of judicial review
  • Writs


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  • Pandey, K. R. (2058). Administrative Law. Kathmandu: Niirmal Gurung.
  • Devkota, K. L. (2059). Administrative Law. Kathmandu: Pairabi Prakadhan.
  • Khanal, S. P. (2066). Administrative Law. Kathmandu: Prashanti Prakashan.