Constitution of India

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...

Types of majorities in Indian Constitution

December 15, 2013

There are various types of majorities followed in Indian Parliament to pass specific bills and motions as follows: Simple Majority Simple majority or working majority refers to majority of more than 50% of the members present and voting. Example: Total strength of Lok Sabha: 545 Vacant Seats:...

Background information on 10th Schedule of Constitution of India

April 6, 2012

Sikkim was being ruled for more than 300 years by Chogyals. In 1947 when India became independent, a popular vote in Sikkim rejected joining Indian Union. However, Chogyal Tashi Namgyal was successful in getting a special status of protectorate for Sikkim. This was in face of stiff...

Schedules of Indian Constitution

April 6, 2012

Schedules are lists in the Constitution of India that categorizes and tabulate bureaucratic activities and policy of the Government. Indian Constitution had originally eight schedules. The 9th schedule was added via First Amendment Act, while 10th Schedule was first added by 35th Amendment {Sikkim as Associate State}....

Parts of Indian Constitution

April 6, 2012

The 22 parts of our Constitution are as follows: Part I        The Union And Its Territory             Art.( 1-4 ) Part II         Citizenship                     Art.( 5-11 ) Part III         Fundamental Rights                 Art.( 12-35 ) Part IV         Directive Principles Of State Policy         Art.( 36-51 ) Part IVA     Fundamental Duties                 Art.( 51a...

Philosophy of Preamble of Constitution of India

April 6, 2012

Here is a step-by-step explanation of philosophy of the preamble of the constitution of India: Philosophy behind different terms WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, have solemnly resolved to constitute India to constitute India into a Note: Pakistan remained a British Dominion till 1956, but India declared itself...

Constitution Review Commission

April 6, 2012

The topic of the Constitution Review Commission is recent. It was set up in 2000. The basic idea was that constitution, one the one had should not be amended too frequently and on the other hand it should reflect the changing dynamisms of the society. It should...

Sources of the Indian Constitution

April 6, 2012

From Russia Revolution 1917 Ideal Of Justice In Social, Education, Economic And Political From French Revolution 1789-1799: Ideal of Liberty, Equality and fraternity Ideal of Republic Ideal of Republic Here, we should make it clear that Constitution Declares the Indian State to be sovereign, democratic, republic and...

Salient features of Indian Constitution

April 6, 2012

Most Exhaustive Constitution: Originally our constitution contained 395 article divided in 22 parts and 8 schedules. Right from the beginning our constitution is most comprehensive constitution in the world. The British have no written constitution and Constitution of USA had originally only 7 articles. This 7 article...

Drafting Committee and Draft Constitution of India

April 6, 2012

The drafting committee was entrusted with the responsibility to prepare the Draft constitution. Drafting committee was set up on 29 August 1947 under the chairmanship of Dr. B R Ambedkar. The constituent assembly took 2 years , 11 months and 17 days to frame the constitution. It...

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