Administrative Law basically deals with powers and functions of Administrative Authorities and its main purpose is to exercise control over the Executive and through the medium of writ mechanism this purpose is achieved and Writ of Prohibition is preventive in nature.
Meaning of Administrative Law
Administrative law is the branch of law that oversees the bodies of government that are responsible for administration. Agencies that function in an administrative capacity generally work as a branch of public law and deal with decision-making arms of the government. Boards, agencies and commissions are bodies that function as part of the administrative law system. As legislative bodies the world over have created additional government agencies to regulate social, political and economic cultures since the early 1900s, this type of law has expanded internationally. Regulatory administrative laws apply to public officials and public agencies. Administrative authority is different from legislative or judicial authority in that it includes the power to create rules and regulations based on the statutes that legislative authorities put into effect. These bodies also have the power to grant licenses and permits, begin investigations and provide remedies to complaints, oversee the conduct of the business of government and issue orders to parties to comply with certain rules or laws. Administrative law judges are government officials who act under quasi-judicial powers in conducting hearings, issuing findings of fact and issuing orders of compliance. 1
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Rachi Singh , Viplav Baranwal. Writ of Prohibition as an instrument of Control. Research J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 5(1): January-March, 2014, 42-43.