Sandeep Suresh is a fourth-year law student at the National Law University in Jodhpur, India.
Administrative law, which oversees activities of administrative departments of the government, has been gaining popularity as more government agencies were established to manage the augmenting complex social, economic, and political spheres of society. Natural justice principles form a substantial part of this branch of law and apply wherever an administrative decision is involved. Rights and duties in this field are not purely private and are mostly broad in nature with implications for the general public.
Understanding the nature of arbitration, in addition to its legal definition, is also necessary. A truly private mechanism of dispute resolution, arbitration is based on party consensus, and only private commercial matters involving in personam rights are adjudicated. Procedural flexibility, which gives parties complete autonomy of deciding the arbitral procedures and place of hearing, provides arbitration the upper edge over court litigation.