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What are the Directive Principles of State Policy?

May 27, 2015 17:26 IST

    These are principles command the state and every one of its agencies to follows certain fundamentals principles while they frame their policies. These principles command the state and every one of its agencies follow certain fundamental principles while they frame their policies.

    These principles are assurances to the people, on the one hand, so as to what they can expect from the state and, on the other are directives to central and state government to establish and maintain a social order.

    Main Directive Principles

    • Provision of adequate means of livelihood to all
    • Equitable distribution of wealth among all classes  of people
    • Protection of children and youth
    • Equal pay for equal work to both men and women
    • Prevention of cow slaughter
    • Free and compulsory education for children up to age of 14
    • The right to work to education, to public assistance in case of unemployment and old age, sickness and disability
    • Prohibition of liquor
    • Establishment of Village Panchayats
    • Protection of historical and national monuments
    • Separation of judiciary from executive to secure for all citizen a uniform civil code throughout the country.
    • Promotion of international cooperation and world security
    • Free legal aid from the state to weaker section of society
    • State to protect natural environment, forests and wildlife

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