Constitution: Meaning and Features

Meaning A Constitution means a document having a special legal sanctity which sets out the framework and principal functions of organs of government of a State and declares the principles governing the operation of those organs. Constitution means a written organic instrument, under which government powers are conferred and circumscribed (Schwartz). The Constitution is the … Read more

Important Constitutional Amendments

First Amendment (1st) (1950): Introduced the 9th Schedule to give legislation-furthering land reform, immunity from judicial review. Seventh Amendment (7th) (1956): Reorganization of States on a linguistic basis. Twenty-sixth (26th)  Amendment (1971): Abolished Privy Purses and privileges of the former rulers of Indian States. Thirty-ninth (39th) Amendment (1975): Introduced changes in the method of deciding … Read more

Important Statues

The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 : It is an Act to enable certain special powers to be conferred upon members of the armed forces in disturbed areas in the State of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura. The Apprentices Act, 1961: This Act was enacted to provide for the regulation … Read more