Constitution of India

October 6, 2016

Right to Health in the Constitution of India

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…

September 26, 2016

Separation of Powers in Constitution of India

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…

September 19, 2016

Division of Legislative Powers between Centre and States in India

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…

September 12, 2016

Constitution 7th Amendment Act, 1956

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,…

September 12, 2016

Constitution First Amendment Act, 1951

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…

February 4, 2016

President Rule in Arunachal Pradesh: Summary of Events

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…

January 12, 2016

Environment Related Provisions in Indian Constitution

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…

December 25, 2015

Making a Case for All India Judicial Services

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…

December 5, 2015

Constitutional Provisions on Land and Land Reforms in India

The constitution of India has included the Land reform in State subjects. The Entry 18 of the State List is related to land and rights over the land. The state governments are given the power to enact laws over matters…