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Comparing Parliamentary and Presidential Systems in India

Sep 21, 2016
The parliament of India provides a parliamentary system of government, at both centre and state level. Articles 74 & 75 deal with the parliamentary system at the centre and articles 163 & 164 in the states. President is the nominal executive while the prime minister is the real executive of the country.

What are the Types of Constitutional Amendment in India?

Sep 21, 2016
Article 368 in Part XX of the Indian Constitution deals with the powers of Parliament to amend the Constitution and its procedure. It states that the Parliament may, in exercise of its constituent power, add/remove an article, variation or repeal any provision of the Constitution. But not change can be done in the basic structure of the constitution.

List of Trade Unions of India

Sep 20, 2016
Trade Unions in India are registered and file annual returns under the Trade Union Act (1926). Statistics on Trade Unions are collected annually by the Labour Bureau of the Ministry of Labour, Government of India. Congress associated, the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) is assumed as the biggest of the seven central trade unions, with a membership of 33.3 million.

Difference between Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles

Sep 15, 2016
Fundamental Rights are justifiable and enforceable rights while directive principles are non -justifiable and cannot override fundamental rights. Fundamental rights provide political rights whereas social and economic rights are provided through DPSP.

Meaning of Keywords used in the Preamble of the Indian Constitution

Sep 15, 2016
The American constitution was the first to begin with a preamble. The preamble refers to the introduction or preface to the constitution. The preamble of the constitution is based on the “objectives resolution”, drafted and moved by the Pandit Nehru, and adopted by the constituent assembly on 26 November 1949.

Indian Constitution: Parts, Schedules and Articles at a Glance

Sep 13, 2016
World's lengthiest written constitution had 395 articles in 22 parts and 8 schedules at the time of commencement. Now Constitution of India has 448 articles in 25 parts and 12 schedules. There are 101 amendments have been made in the Indian constitution uptp 2016.

List of Articles Related to the President of India at a Glance

Sep 13, 2016
Article 52 to 78 in Part V of the Constitution deal with the Union Executive. The union executive consists of the president, the vice president, the prime minister, the council of ministers and the Attorney General of India. The president (article 52) is the head of the Indian state.

PM Narendra Modi’s important Foreign Visits

Sep 12, 2016
Narendra Modi was born on September 17, 1950 in the town of Vadnagar, Gujarat in India. He joined Bharatiya Janata Party in 1987. In October 2001, he was appointed as the Chief Minister of Gujarat and finally in 2014, he was elected as the Prime Minister of India. Since 2014 till Sep 2016 approx he has visited 43 countries, covering six continents and 52 foreign trips. Details of his foreign trips are provided in this article.

What is the difference between Ordinary Bill and Money Bill?

Sep 12, 2016
Article 110 of the Indian constitution deals with the definition of money bill. A bill deemed to be money bill if it contains “only provisions dealing with imposition, abolition, remission, alteration or regulation of any tax”. An Ordinary Bill can be introduced in any of the Houses of Parliament while money bill can only be introduced in the Lok Sabha.

Distribution of Lok Sabha Seats in Indian states

Sep 8, 2016
The Lok Sabha is called as the lower house of the Parliament of India or the house of the peoples. Each member of a lok sabha seat represents a single geographic constituency. Currently, there are 543 constituencies in India although maximum members can be upto 552.

List of all Presidents of India

Sep 7, 2016
Article 52 of the Indian constitution says that there shall be a president of India. The President of India is the head of state and first citizen of India. The President is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces. There have been 13 presidents of India since the introduction of the post in 1950. Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the first president of India.

List of all Prime Ministers of India

Sep 6, 2016
As we know that India is called the biggest democracy of the world. Articles 74 & 75 of the constitution of India deal with the Council of Ministers and Prime Minister. Since 1947 to 2016 India has seen 16 prime ministers. Jawahar lal Nehru served the post of prime minister for 6130 days followed by the Indira Gnadhi- 5829 days and Dr. Manmohan Singh-3656 days.

Number of Rajya Sabha Seats in All the Indian States

Sep 6, 2016
Rajya sabha is called the counsel of the states or upper house of the Indian parliament. Article 80 of the Constitution lays down the maximum strength of Rajya Sabha as 250, out of which 12 members are nominated by the President and 238 are representatives of the States and of the two Union Territories. The allocation of seats is made on the basis of the population of each State.

Members of the Legislative Assemblies in India

Sep 5, 2016
A Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district (constituency) to the Legislature of a State in the Indian system of government. Uttar Pradesh has the largest numbers of MLA (403) in the country while Puducherry has the least numbers of MLAs (30)

Amazing facts about Prime Minister’s Residence

Aug 22, 2016
7 Race Course Road or 7 RCR is the official residence and principal workplace of the Prime Minister of India, where he lives and holds most of his official or political meetings. It is situated on 7 RCR, New Delhi and the official name of the PM’s residence complex is Panchavati (it was also the forest name of Lord Rama). The entire RCR is also named as Delhi Race Course, which is now closed to the public. Rajiv Gandhi was the first PM to stay at Race Course Road in 1984 and now it is the present residence of Narendra Modi since 26th May 2014.

List of All the Chief Justice of India

Jul 1, 2016
Under Article 24 of the Constitution of India, the Chief Justice of India/Supreme Court of India is appointed by the President of India. He/she can hold the office up to the age of 65 years. Generally, the Senior Most Justice of Supreme Court of India will be appointed as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India/Chief Justice of India.

Union Public Service Commission

Jul 31, 2015
The first Public Service Commission was set up on October 1st, 1926. However, its limited advisory functions failed to satisfy the people’s aspirations and the continued stress on this aspect by the leaders of our freedom movement resulted in the setting up of the Federal Public Service Commission under the Government of India Act 1935. Under this Act, for the first time, provision was also made for the formation of Public Service Commission at the provincial level.

The Representation of People Act, 1951

Jul 31, 2015
Article 324 to 329 of Part XV of the Constitution deals with the electoral system in our country. Constitution allows Parliament to make provisions in all matters relating to elections to the Parliament and State Legislatures. In exercise of this power, the Parliament has enacted laws like Representation of the People Act 1950 (RPA Act 1950), Representation of the People Act 1951 (RPA Act 1951).

Subordinate Courts in India

Jul 31, 2015
The District Courts of India are the district courts of the State governments in India for every district or for one or more districts together taking into account the number of cases, population distribution in the district. They administer justice in India at a district level. These courts are under administrative control of the High Court of the State to which the district concerned belongs. The decisions of District court are subject to the appellate jurisdiction of the High court.

State Public Service Commission

Jul 31, 2015
The Government of India Act, 1935 provided for the establishment of the Public Service Commission at the Provincial level known as the State Public Service Commission and the constitution of India gave it a constitutional status as autonomous bodies. The State Public Service Commissions were constituted under the provisions of the Constitution of India.

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