Constitution of India

Powers of the Governor with Special Reference to Article 200

January 31, 2017

Article 200 of the Indian Constitution deals with the powers of the Governor with regard to  assent given to bills passed by the State legislature and other powers of the Governor such as reserving the bill for the President’s consideration. Article 200: Provisions According to Article 200,...

Right to Health in the Constitution of India

October 6, 2016

Right to Health is not included as an explicit fundamental right in the Indian Constitution. Most provisions related to health are in Part-IV {Directive Principles}. These are: Article 38 says that the state will secure a social order for the promotion of welfare of the people. Providing...

Separation of Powers in Constitution of India

September 26, 2016

In India, separation of functions is followed and not of powers and hence, the principle is not abided in its rigidity. In India, strict separation of powers is not followed as it is followed in the U.S. But a system of checks and balance has been embedded...

Division of Legislative Powers between Centre and States in India

September 19, 2016

The legislative functions of union and states are discussed mainly in article 245 to 255 in Part XI of the constitution. Here is a brief idea of these articles. Article 245 Article 245 provides for territorial limits on legislation powers of parliament and states. It says that...

Constitution 7th Amendment Act, 1956

September 12, 2016

The 7th Amendment of Indian Constitution was needed to implement the recommendations of the States Reorganisation Commission regarding the reorganization of the states on a linguistic basis.  It paved way for doing away with classification of states in A, B, C and D categories and introduced of...

Constitution First Amendment Act, 1951

September 12, 2016

The First Amendment was passed in 1951 by the Provisional Parliament, which was elected on a limited franchise. The Statement of Reasons (SOR) relating to the First Amendment said: “Challenges to agrarian laws or laws relating to land reform were pending in courts and were holding up...

President Rule in Arunachal Pradesh: Summary of Events

February 4, 2016

Last assembly elections were held in Arunachal Pradesh in 2011. Out of the total 60 seats in state assembly, Congress won 47, BJP won 11 and there were 2 independent MLAs. Thus, Congress came to power with an overwhelming majority and its leader Nabam Tuki was sworn...

Environment Related Provisions in Indian Constitution

January 12, 2016

The provisions related to environment in the constitution of India are found among Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles as well as Fundamental Rights. Fundamental Duties Article 51-A(g) says that “It shall be duty of every citizen of India to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes,...

Making a Case for All India Judicial Services

December 25, 2015

Article 312 in the Indian Constitution provides that if Rajya Sabha passes a resolution with special majority, a new all India services can be created by passing a law. All India Services do include All Indian Judicial Service. The article makes it clear that the all-India judicial...

Who was the chairman of constitution drafting committee of Constituent Assembly?

December 24, 2015

Dr. B R Ambedkar is one of the best legal minds produced by modern India. He singlehandedly struggled for the upliftment of the dalits and downtrodden low castes, giving them social equality, self respect and political empowerment. His contribution as chairman of constitution drafting committee of Constituent...

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