Dr. Krishan Mahajan
Qualification: B.A.(Hons)Economics, Advanced Diploma in French, Certificate in Urdu,LL. B,LL.M in Law of Public Utilities, International Business,Corporate Law ,Law & Economics, Law & Technology ,Ph.D
College/University: Delhi University (1968),Delhi University. (1969),Delhi University(1970),Delhi University (1971),Sterne Fellow Columbia Law School, N.Y. ,U.S.A.(1977) ,Glocal Univerity, Saharanpur..(2017) Supreme Court of India trained and certified mediator.
Introduction: Dr. Krishan Mahajan is Adjunct Professor in School of Law, G.D. Goenka University. He has both theoretical and shop floor experience of industry at the then D.C.M. Ltd, Delhi, where he handled projects on production engineering, inventory control, financial and project management, industrial relations. He has a vast experience of rural legal projects and field work as Research Officer of Birla Institute of Scientific Research, Delhi, on agricultural land reforms and vocational education; on ILO/SEWA projects on Women Home Workers in Garment and bidi rolling industries; as Supreme Court of India amicus curiae advocate cum commissioner for a decade on national monuments protection, environmental law, land contracts, town planning, industry location , air, water, slaughter houses, agricultural land pollution, Sewage Treatment Plants fuel and electricity supply for Agra and the Taj Mahal; Supreme Court amicus in the Faridabad Bonded Labour in stone quarries case Bandhua Mukti Morcha; as Supreme Court amicus in the Kanpur zilla parishad carcass contracts case; as Supreme Court amicus in distilleries pollution in Haryana and U.P.; as Supreme Court amicus in West Bengal custodial death cases ,and country wide monitoring of the enforcement of the PNDT Act as Supreme Court amicus, while doing his usual practice as senior Central Govt counsel at the Supreme Court and private practice in criminal, corporate, banking, taxation, constitutional law, service, arbitration, mediation , communication , electricity and matrimonial, cases.
He has been the country’s first weekly legal columnist and special correspondent at the Supreme Court for The Hindustan Times for over a decade, and then all India Law Editor,Chief of Legal News Bureau and columnist for The Indian Express, Delhi as also Journalist For Europe at Paris to investigate the Dairy industry in Denmark, vocational education in Germany, steel and textile industries in U.K. farming and scientific research in France, for EU’s leading newspapers. He has taught for over a decade mass media laws at the Indian Institute of Mass Communications and Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi. He has taught Constitutional Law, International Trade Law, Interpretation of Statutes, Banking Law at the Indian Law Institute. He has been Prof and Dean at the National Law University, Odisha where he was the founder director of Agricultural Law and Law & Religion courses, followed by teaching Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence as a Professor at RGNUL, Patiala ,Punjab. He has been the honorary advisor concerning the Supreme Court administration for the IIM,Ahmedabad project on the Supreme Court registry , has formulated courses on human rights and environmental law for the National Judicial Academy, Bhopal, M.P. and done a project on the Future of Legal Aid , at the request of the Supreme Court under the National Legal Services Authority. He has been on the drafting sub committee of Parliament for the Lawyers Welfare Bill, drafted the amendments to the Railways Act for setting up Rail Land Authority as an SPV as also the service rules for those appointed to the Authority, drafting of notifications for the Union Health Ministry, legal consultant of the National Human Rights Commission, legal consultant of the Ramjas, Hindu and Kirori Mal Colleges of Delhi University and JNU on educational, land, service and RTI matters, member of the Supreme Court Computerisation Committee, appointed by Delhi high court as advocate-Chairman of secured creditors and of shareholders meetings of companies, and as Law Expert on the Company Law Advisory Committee of the Union Law Ministry,Deptt of Co. Affairs.He was the Additional Registrar and Controlling Officer, Research and Planning Unit set up for the first time by the Supreme Court. He does disability law studies for TISS as also cases of the disabled. All the aforesaid work has been on invitation and not by any application for the work.
Dr. Krishan Mahajan has throughout his teaching, research, practice and legal writings adopted a holistic inter- disciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach. Constitutional Law is the concluding testing point for all laws and so he specialises in that area to teach and practice across all laws and all courts and tribunals. With this approach he has authored the book Legally Victimising National Monuments: Role of Parliament, Union Government and Supreme Court by notion press at Chennai.
List of Publications, Conferences, Workshops, etc:
- Book: Legally Victimising National Monument: Role of Parliament, Union Govt and Supreme Court. 2018,Notion Press, Chennai.
- SC’s Comparative Suffering Approach: Illusion & Division, Journal of Disability Studies & Research, June 2021, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, (TISS), Mumbai.
- How the Law Disables, Journal of Disability Studies & Research, December 2017, TISS, Mumbai.
- India’s Electoral Legal System: Need for Structural Reform, NLUO Law Journal, 2020,Vol. VII, 1.
- Menonisation of Indian Legal Education, NLUO Law Journal, 2019, Vol VI,52.
- Judicial Office As Public Service: Need for Cultural Research & Innovation,2017, In Rostrum Law Review, Vol 3 Issue 2, an online open access law journal, Delhi.
- Sources of International Law, 2016, in Introduction to Public International Law, Ed.Dr Shilpa Jain, Eastern Book Co. Lucknow.
- Protection and Preservation of Monuments---The International Legal Framework & India, 2016, in Introduction to Public International Law, Ed. Dr Shilpa Jain, Eastern Book Co. Lucknow.
- Constitution as a Corruption Mechanism, in The Law of Human Rights,.2017, Eds. A.B.Pathan and D.K.Srivastava, , Satyam Law International, New Delhi.
- Human Rights vs Justice: The Missing “Social”, 2015, Human Rights: Indian & International, Eds Prof P.S.Jaswal & Ors. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab.
- Secularism & Minority Educational Institutions: The Missing “Culture”. 2015, Minorities and Law in India, Eds Prof P.S. Jaswal & Ors , Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Punjab.
- Right To Information vs The Right to be Informed: Law As a Seva Hospital, 2015 in Right To Information: A Tool For Good Governance, Eds Prof P.S.Jaswal & Ors, , Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Punjab.
- The Constitutional Consumer, 2015, in Global Consumerism, Eds Prof P.S.Jaswal & Ors, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab.
- Punjab Right to Service Act: An Unconstitutional Illusion, 2013, in Right to Service and Good Governance, Eds Prof. P.S.Jaswal & Ors , Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab.
- Sustainable Development in a State of Unconstitutional Economics, Vol 2, 2014, National Green Tribunal”s International Journal on Environmental Law, Delhi.
- Annual Survey of Indian Law—Civil Procedure, 2009, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi.
- Annual Survey of Indian Law—Non-Fundamental Rights, 2008, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi.
- Women as Victims of the Constitution, 2008, in Kusum, Women & the Law, Indian Law Institute.
- Annual Survey of Indian Law—Non Fundamental Rights, 2007, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi.
- Legal Livelihoods, Women Home Workers, 2006, in Home Workers in India, Oxford University Press.
- An Information Approach to the Rule of Law & Judicial Accountability,1998, Chapter 3 in The Prime Movers of Indian Society, J.S.Gandhi & Arun P. Bali,National Book Organisation, Delhi.
- New Legislations: Impetus for Change, June 1990, June 1990, DAVP,Union Ministry of I& B.
- Law & Development, 1988, in Law and Poverty, Ed. Upendra Baxi, N.M.Tripathi Pvt Ltd. Bombay.
- Press & The Judicial Process, 1982, Journal of the Bar Council of India, Vol IX, No.2, 356.
- National Strategy for Socio-Legal Action, in Social Action through Law, 1980, P.K. Gandhi, Concept Publishing Co., Delhi.
- Lotteries: Immoral and Illegal : (1971) 1SCC60 (Journal Section)`
- Weekly legal column “Legal Perspectives”, every week for thirteen years, when in The Hindustan Times and then for three years when in The Indian Express.
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