Indian Constitution Short Questions

What are the essentials to determine whether a particular institution is other authority within the meaning of the Article 12 of the Indian Constitution?

In Ajay Hasia v. Khalid Mujib, the Supreme Court laid down the following test to adjudge whether a body is an instrumentality of the government or not:- (i) If the entire share capital of the corporation is held by Government it would go a long way towards indicating that the Corporation is an instrumentality or ..


What do you mean by the term ‘state’ under Article 12 of the Indian Constitution?

According to Article 12 of the Indian Constitution, the term ‘state’ includes:- (1) the Government and Parliament of India; (2) the Government and the Legislature of the State; (3)all local authorities; and (4)other authorities within the territory of India, or under the control of the Central Government.

Which Articles of the Indian Constitution talk of social economic equality?

The Right to social and economic justice is envisaged in the preamble and elongated in the Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles to improve the quality of the life of the poor, disadvantaged and disabled citizens of the society. Article 14(4) and 16(4) of the Constitution are specifically envisaged in the Constitution with intention to remove ..

What is meant by the word ‘sovereign’ in the preamble of the Indian Constitution?

‘Sovereignty’ means the independent authority of a State. It has two aspects, internal and external. From the internal standpoint it means that it has the power to legislate on any subject, to promote the health, morals, education and good order of the people, subject only to the federal division of legislative powers and other limitations ..

When was the new constitution adopted and promulgated?

The new Constitution of India was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on 26th November, 1949 and signed by the President, Dr. Rajendra Prasad. Articles 5, 6,7,8,9, 60,324, 366, 372, 388, 391, 392, and 393 came into force at once. The remaining provisions of the Constitution came into force on 26th January, 1950, which is the ..