Indian Constitution Short Questions

What are the constitutional articles that deal with distribution of financial functions and powers in India?

The distribution of financial functions and powers are mainly discussed in articles 264 to 293; and no other federal Constitution has made such elaborate provisions as Constitution of India with respect to the relationships between the Union and States in the financial field. Among these articles, the important are as follows: Article 265 says that […]

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What are the Federal Features in Constitution of India?

The word ‘federation’ is not mentioned anywhere in the Constitution. Article 1 of the Constitution declares India as ‘a Union of State’. Also, the residuary power of governance is rest with the Parliament. Apart from Union List, the Parliament is also constitutionally empowered to make laws on concurrent list and even on the subjects found […]

Is Attorney General Part of Union Executive?

Union Executive consists of the President, the Vice-President, the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers and the Attorney General. Attorney General is a part of Union Executive because the provisions regarding AG have been duly enshrined in Part-V (The Union) Chapter-1 – The Executive. By this definition,  provisions of Comptroller and Auditor General are made […]

What is Special leave petition?

Special leave petition is a power of Supreme Court of India granted by Constitution Article 136. This article says that Supreme Court may, in its discretion, grant special leave to appeal from any judgment, decree, determination, sentence or order in any cause or matter passed or made by any court or tribunal in the territory […]

Which constitutional provision deals with the establishment of a Finance Commission?

Finance Commission is provided for in Article 280 of the Constitution. The First Finance Commission was constituted in 1951 under the Chairmanship of Mr. K.C. Neogy. It is constituted every five years by the President, to make recommendations relating to the distribution of financial resources between the Union and the States. It consists of a […]

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