Features of Presidential form of Government

Features of Presidential form of Government

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In the last article, we discussed the features of the Parliamentary form of Government, and why did India choose this Parliamentary System over the Presidential System. In this article, we’d be discussing the features of Presidential form of Government and why exactly did the framers of Indian Constitution deliberately rejected this system of Government? Features […]

Features of the Parliamentary Government

Features of Parliamentary Government

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Before discussing the features of Parliamentary Government, it’s important to understand why our constitution framers adopted such a system of Government? Why did India adopt the Parliamentary form of Government? When the Constitution of India was written, India already had the experience of running the Parliamentary system of Government under the Government of India Act […]

Laws Inconsistent with Fundamental Rights

Laws Inconsistent with Fundamental Rights

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The Constitution of India provides for extensive fundamental rights for the citizens of the country, which is indeed the best feature of our Constitution. However, the fundamental rights are subject to various restrictions, and there’s a heated debate about whether these restrictions are really necessary for the integrity, harmony, and sovereignty of the country, or […]

Unitary Features of the Indian Constitution

Unitary Features of the Indian Constitution

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Article 1 of the Indian Constitution states, ‘India, that is Bharat, shall be a Union of states.’ So, there are numerous Unitary Features of the Indian Constitution. Our Constitution framers used the word ‘Union’ instead of ‘Federation.’ The significance of using the word ‘Union’ is explained by Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar- The Indian Federation is not the result […]

Subordinate Courts of India

Subordinate Courts of India: Structure and Constitutional Provisions

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India, being the world’s biggest democracy requires a resilient judiciary for its proper functioning. And judiciary in India is indeed resilient (some may have a different perspective of the Indian judiciary, given the huge logjam of pending cases). The Indian judiciary has a systematic hierarchy of courts at the state level, which is extremely important […]

Swaran Singh Committee

Swaran Singh Committee: Fundamental Duties

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The Indian Constitution, undoubtedly, provides a vast list of Fundamental Rights which is indeed the bedrock of its democracy. However the Indian Constitution, initially, did not mention any fundamental duties. Maybe because the framers of our constitution did not feel the necessity to incorporate the fundamental duties. But enlisting the fundamental duties is indeed necessary, […]