Indian Constitution Short Questions

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

September 19, 2016

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...

What are the Federal Features in Constitution of India?

September 4, 2016

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...

Is Attorney General Part of Union Executive?

March 5, 2016

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...

What is Special leave petition?

January 17, 2015

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...

What is privilege motion in Indian Parliament?

January 17, 2015

A privilege motion is a notice by any member of either House of a state legislature or Parliament, against anyone who are accused of breach of privilege. Parliamentary privileges are certain rights and immunities enjoyed by MPs, MLAs and MLCs, individually and collectively, so that they can effectively discharge...

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

April 14, 2013

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...

Can Article 21 be invoked against telephone tapping?

April 14, 2013

The freedom of speech and expression means the right to express one’s convictions ad opinions freely by word of mouth, writing, printing, picture, or in any other manner. When a person a person is talking on telephone, he is exercising his right to freedom of speech and expression. Telephone...

Is the power of the government to expel a foreigner absolute?

April 14, 2013

The Supreme Court has asserted that the power of the government to expel a foreigner is absolute and unlimited. There is no provision in the Constitution fettering this discretion of the Government. The Government has an unrestricted power to expel a foreigner without assigning any reasons. A foreigner has...

Whether the Supreme Court is bound by its own decisions?

April 14, 2013

A principle of great significance which avoids stultification of the constitutional law, and helps in its continuous development through the process of judicial interpretation, is that the Supreme Court does not regard itself bound by its own previous decisions and feels free t overrule them if it thinks that...

Can the government sue or be sued?

April 14, 2013

Article 300 lays down that the Government of India, or of the State, ay sue or be sued by the name of the Union of India or of the State respectively. The Centre or a State can thus be sued as a juristic personality. As regards the extent of...

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