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Salient Features of Indian Constitution
salient features of indian constitution

The Constitution of India has earned the distinction of being the longest written constitution of any sovereign nation in the world. As the “supreme law of India”, it encapsulates the powers and duties of government institutions and establishes fundamental rights and the duties of citizens. Its salient features are worth mentioning. Preamble to the Constitution of India The preamble establishes the guiding principles of Indian Constitution. It’s an introductory statement that sets the purpose of the document that follows thereafter. Since the preamble is not an integral part of the Constitution, it is not legally enforceable. Originally, [...]Read more

Article 21 of Indian Constitution
article 21

The Indian Constitution has always been a staunch proponent of civil liberties to the citizens so that they can lead their lives in dignity. Out of the six fundamental rights included in the Constitution, Article 21 stipulating the Right to Life and Personal Liberty is highly significant as it states that “no person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to procedure established by law.” “Personal liberty” includes all the freedoms which are not included in Article 19 (protection of rights regarding Freedom of Speech). Article 21 also covers the right to travel [...]Read more

Types of Parliamentary Committees in India
Role and Functions of Parliamentary Committee

Responsibilities of Indian Parliament are as diverse as the nation itself. As an executive body, it has to tackle multiple issues within a stipulated time period. This is where the parliamentary committees come into play. They are set up not only to take care of crucial tasks but also to provide necessary guidance and suggestions to the government while formulating long-term policies. Parliamentary Committees are broadly categorised into Ad Hoc, Standing and Other Committees. Ad Hoc Committees The Ad Hoc Committees are set up to work for a specific task and are dissolved once it’s completed. The [...]Read more

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