Committees of the Constituent Assembly

Committees of the Constituent Assembly

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The lengthiest and the most elaborate Constitution in the world, the Indian Consitution was framed by the Constituent Assembly of India, between 1947 to 1950. Framing such a large Constitution was obviously an arduous task, especially after the bloody partition. But our leaders did not disappoint us, they framed the most influential constitution under immense […]

Inter-State Water Disputes

Inter-State Water Disputes

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As we all know that the Indian Constitution provides for a federal structure of Government in the country, by provisioning for a clear-cut division of administrative, legislative, and financial powers between the Centre and the States. Mainly the legislative division of powers provided in Article 246 (7th schedule of the Constitution) ensures harmonious and peaceful […]

Types of Amendments

Types of Amendments

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As we all know, the Constitution of India is neither too rigid, like the Constitution of the USA, nor too flexible, like that of Britain. Our Constitution Framers believed that Constitution must strike a right balance between certain values, norms, and procedures as being authoritative, and at the same time allow enough flexibility in its […]

Special Provisions for some States

Special Provisions for Some States

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Special Provisions for Some States Background As we all know that after independence, there were enormous regional claims from regions all over the country to recognize their distinct language and culture and organize them into a separate State. The people basically demanded special provisions for some states. For example, the Vishalandhra Movement in the old […]

Cabinet Committees

Cabinet Committees

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Cabinet Committees Important Features Members The Prime Minister sets up the Cabinet Committees in India according to the exigencies of time and requirements of the situation. The members of the Cabinet Committees are the Cabinet Ministers, however, the non-cabinet ministers are not debarred from becoming a member of these committees. These Committees include senior ministers […]

Inter-State Trade and Commerce

Inter State Trade and Commerce

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In the last few articles, we discussed Administrative Relationship between the Centre and States, Legislative Relations between the Centre and States, and Financial Relations between the Centre and States, so, continuing our discussions on the relations between the Centre and States and between the States, today we’ll be discussing the inter state trade and commerce. Inter-State Trade […]

The Gandhian Plan

Decentralized Planning in India

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Economic Planning in India was mainly centralized, i.e. almost all the major economic plans were formulated at the Central Level, for example, the Five Year Plans. So, due to this centralized nature of planning, there was no direct link between development and democracy. The Centralized nature of planning had its own implications, considering that, the […]

The Gandhian Plan

The Gandhian Plan

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In the last article, we discussed the plan for India’s Economic Resurrection, the Bombay Plan. And in this article, we’d be continuing our discussion on Economic Planning in India, by analyzing the Gandhian Plan. (Click here to read about multi-level planning in India) The Gandhian Plan Economic Planning prior to Independence The process of economic planning […]