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Source of Administrative Law
The four main sources of Administrative Law are:
The Constitution is the creator of various several administrative bodies and agencies. It gives a brief details about the mechanism and the administrative powers granted to various authorities.
Acts and Statutes
Ordinances, Notifications, Circulars etc.
Ordinances are issued by the President (at Union / Federal level) and Governor (at State level) and are valid for a particular period of time. These ordinances give additional powers to administrators in order to meet urgent needs.
Administrative directions, notifications and circulars provide additional powers by a higher authority to a lower authority. In some cases, they control the powers.
Judicial decisions or judge-made law have been responsible for laying down several new principles related to administrative actions. They increased the accountability of administrative actions and acted as an anchor between the notifications, circulars etc. to be linked and complied directly or indirectly with the constitutional or statutory provisions.