Main features of the Constitution of the Indian

The Constitution of India is the supreme law of India. It is a living document, an instrument which makes the government system work. It lays down the framework defining fundamental political principles, establishes the structure, procedures, powers and duties of government institutions and sets out fundamental rights, directive principles and the duties of citizens. It is the longest written cons...
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The Constitution of India is Rigid as well as Flexible, why?

It is a common myth that USA has seen 33 amendments in last 230 years so it is very rigid. A few nations see their constitution amended almost every week, so they are flexible. Since India have seen 101 amendments in 68 years, it is a mix of rigid and flexible. But it is not the case, let me tell you why flexible and why rigid. Rigid constitution: If there is a special provision (different from ...
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Indian Polity for WBCS (Exe) : Best Study Materials

Indian Polity is founder pillar for WBCS(Exe) and at the same time Indian Polity is very important for WBCS (Exe) both Preliminary level and Mains exam. Even some conceptual questions might be asked in Personality test. The followings articles of Indian Polity you shouldn’t miss! Fundamental Rights under the Constitution of India Writs under Constitution of India Constitutional Amend...
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Writs under Constitution of India

Writs under Constitution of India
Writ is a legal document written by a judge or other body with administrative or judicial jurisdiction, such as a court, that orders the person to whom it is addressed to perform or cease performing a specified action. There are five major types of writs viz. habeas corpus, mandamus, prohibition, quo warranto and certiorari. Each of them has different meaning and different implications. In In...
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Judicial Appointments in India

1. As long as the process of judicial appointments remains opaque, selection of judges on considerations other than merit will continue 2. Too many vacancies in the High courts in India As of June 2013, there were 276 vacancies out of a total sanctioned strength of 904 permanent and additional judges in all the High Courts of India. With almost a third of the vacancies to be filled, 3. Canv...
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Fundamental Rights under the Constitution of India

Status of Fundamental Rights in India vis a vis US 1. Restrictions: Indian Constitution itself puts the restrictions on the fundamental rights. In India the power to restrict fundamental rights has been expressly conferred upon the legislature by the Constitution , judiciary has only a judicial review. US rights were absolute and it was only later that judiciary evolved the power of restrai...
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Who are Indian Citizens

The Citizenship Act, 1955 lays down following types of citizenship: 1. By birth: If one is born in India and ≥ 1 parent is Indian. 2. By descent: If either of one's parents had Indian citizenship before the commencement of Constitution. The birth has to be registered in embassy of India. Descent citizenship is as of right. 3. By registration: (a) PIO: (1 + 8/7). (b) Persons married to...
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Constitutional Amendment

Amending the Constitution of India is the process of making changes to the nation's fundamental law or supreme law. The procedure of amendment in the constitution is laid down in Part XX (Article 368) of the Constitution of India. This procedure ensures the sanctity of the Constitution of India and keeps a check on arbitrary power of the Parliament of India. However, there is another li...
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Everything about Election Commission

The Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering election processes in India. The body administers elections to the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, state Legislative Assemblies in India, and the offices of the President and Vice President in the country. The Election Commission operates under the authority of Constitution per Article 324, and subsequ...
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National Backward Classes Commission

National Backward Classes CommissionIt has been given the mandate of examining requests for inclusion of any class of citizens as a backward class and hear complaints of over-inclusion or under-inclusion in such lists and tender advice to the Government.National Commission for Scheduled CastesMandateTo monitor the safeguards provided for the SCs and to evaluate the working of such s...
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