Category Archives for "Polity"

Top 8 Salient Features of Indian Constitution

Every written Constitution in the World has its own unique features and the Indian Constitution is no exception. But there are many salient features of the Indian Constitution that make it distinct from the other Constitutions. This article describes in detail the 8 main features of the Indian Constitution. 1. Lengthiest Constitution in the World […]

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Fundamental Duties in Indian Constitution

The Fundamental Duties enshrined in Part IVA of the Indian Constitution (Article 51A) were inserted by the 42nd Constitutional Amendment Act in 1976. In this article we will go through the list of Fundamental Duties, their background or need, legal position and suggestions of committees. What is the Need of Fundamental Duties in the Constitution? […]

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Governor – Qualification, Appointment, Service Conditions

The Governor is the titular head of the state government, appointment by the Central government. Just like the President, the Governor’s role is mostly symbolic unless discretion is involved in which the Governor is not supposed to consult the state government. In this article we will know about the qualification, appointment and service conditions to […]

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Writ Jurisdiction of Supreme Court and High Court – Types of Writs and Scope

A writ is a directive issued by the Supreme Court and High Courts in India to carry out their directives for the enforcement of the fundamental right and/or legal right of the affected person. The Supreme Court can issue writs under Article 32 of the Constitution while the High Courts can issue writs under Article […]

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Pros and Cons of Holding Simultaneous Elections in India

Recently a voice has started gathering in favour of holding simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state Legislative Assemblies in India. The Prime Minister is in favour of it as well. And now the election commission has announced that it can hold simultaneous elections by September 2018. So should we celebrate holding of simultaneous […]

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Presidential Election: How the Indian President is Elected

The Indian President enjoys a term of 5 years in office, unless removed earlier by the Parliament. After every years the Presidential election takes place. This article goes into the details of the Indian Presidential elections, the eligibility, the actual election process, how votes are calculated, share of states in the vote and disputes, if […]

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What is Triple Talaq and Why it is Being Challenged in the Court

The debate on Triple Talaq among the Muslims in India has again grabbed news headlines and a hearing on the Constitutional validity of this divorce practice is going on before the Supreme Court. This article goes into the details of this divorce practice, its historical background as well as the Indian governments position on the […]

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What is an Ordinance, its Passage and Validity

With 8 ordinances issued during 225 days of NDA government, limelight has shifted on the term “rule by ordinance”. In this post we go into details of Ordinances, its need, how is it promulgated or passed and its validity. Ordinances are covered under the Polity topic and are important from Prelims as well as Mains […]

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