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Directive Principles of State Policy – 2

CRITICISM OF THE DIRECTIVE PRINCIPLES 1. No Legal Force The Directives have been criticised mainly because of their non-justiciable character. While K T Shah dubbed them as ‘pious superfluities’ and compared them with ‘a cheque on a bank, payable only when the resources of the bank permit’, Nasiruddin contended that these principles are ‘no better […]

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Directive Principles of State Policy – 1

The Directive Principles of State Policy are enumerated in Part IV of the Constitution from Articles 36 to 511. The framers of the Constitution borrowed this idea from the Irish Constitution of 1937, which had copied it from the Spanish Constitution. Dr B R Ambedkar described these principles as ‘novel features’ of the Indian Constitution. […]

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THE PREAMBLE The American Constitution was the first to begin with a Preamble. Many countries, including India, followed this practice. The term ‘preamble’ refers to the introduction or preface to the Constitution. It contains the summary or essence of the Constitution. It is as the ‘identity card of the Constitution.’ It has been amended by […]

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