Officers, Conduct of Business and Disqualification of MPs (Articles 89-106)

Having covered the General provision regarding parliament in the last post, let us discuss Articles 89-106 under Chapter II (Parliament) under Part V (Union) of the  Constitution of India. We shall see topics like Officers of Parliament, Conduct of Business and Disqualifications of Members in this post. The Chairman and Deputy Chairman are …

Parliament (Articles 79-88/122)

Though Article 79-122 deals with Chapter II (Parliament) of Part V (Union), we shall break the topic into sub-sections. In this post, we are covering only articles 79-88, which deals with the General provisions regarding the Parliament. Parliament consists of the President of India, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Normally, …

COM, Prime Minister and Attorney General (Articles 74-78)

Chapter I (Executive) of Part V of the Constitution (Union) deals with President, Vice-President, Council of Ministers (COM) headed by Prime Minister and Attorney General. Having already discussed about President and Vice-President, let’s concentrate now on COM, Prime Minister and Attorney General. While Indian President is the head of the state, …

The Vice-President Of India (Articles 63-73)

Part V of the Constitution of India under Chapter I (Executive) also discusses about the office of the Vice-President of India. The Vice-President of India is the second highest constitutional office in the country. He serves for a five-year term, but can continue to be in office, irrespective of the …

The President of India (Articles 52-62)

Part V of the Constitution (The Union) under Chapter I (The Executive) lists out the qualification, election and impeachment of the President of India. The President of India is the head of state of the Republic of India. The President is the formal head of the executive, legislature and judiciary of India and is also the commander-in-chief of the Indian Armed Forces. Although Article 53 of the Constitution …

Fundamental Duties : Part IVA (Article 51A)

Part IVA of Indian Constitution deals with Fundamental Duties. Originally, the Constitution of India did not contain these duties. Fundamental duties were added by 42nd and 86th Constitutional Amendment acts. As of now there are 11 Fundamental duties. Citizens are morally obligated by the Constitution to perform these duties. However, like the …

Directive Principles of Our State Policy : Part IV (Articles 36-51)

Part IV of Indian Constitution deals with Directive Principles of our State Policy (DPSP). The provisions contained in this Part cannot be enforced by any court, but these principles are fundamental in the governance of the country and it shall be the duty of the State to apply these principles in …

Fundamental Rights : Part III (Articles 12-35)

Part III of the Indian Constitution talks about Fundamental Rights. The fundamental rights were included in the constitution because they were considered essential for the development of the personality of every individual and to preserve human dignity. All people, irrespective of race, religion, caste or sex, have been given the …

Citizenship : Part II : (Articles 5-11)

Part II of the Constitution of India (Articles 5-11) deals with the Citizenship of India. Article 5 speaks about citizenship of India at the commencement of the Constitution (Nov 26, 1949). Article 11 gave powers to the Parliament of India to regulate the right of citizenship by law. Thus Citizenship Act …

The Union and its Territory : Part I (Articles 1- 4)

Part I of Indian Constitution is titled The Union and its Territory. It includes articles from 1- 4. Part I is a compilation of laws pertaining to the constitution of India as a country and the union of states that it is made of. This part of the constitution contains the law in the establishment, renaming, merging …

Preamble of Indian Constitution

This post, Preamble of Indian Constitution, is a part of our new ambitious article series on Indian Constitution and Polity, covering all the important topics from Article 1 to Article 395. We have already published a mega post listing all the articles (1-395) of the Constitution of India arranged under their …

Constitution of India : List of All Articles (1-395) and Parts (1-22)

Constitution of India contains 395 articles in 22 parts. Additional articles and parts are inserted later through various amendments. There are also 12 schedules in Indian Constitution. Those who are looking for a summary of Indian Constitution, this post might be the right place to start with; to understand the …

Election to Rajya Sabha : The Procedure

At this time, when newspapers and television channels are full of Loksabha election updates, let us have quick look at the election procedure at the other house – the upper house, Rajya Sabha – also known as the Council of States. Procedure for Rajya sabha elections  are more complex when …

Schedule for Personality Test/ Interview for Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2013.

UPSC has released the schedule for personality test/interview for Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013. The Personality Test/ interview of written qualified candidates of CS(Main) examination, 2013 will commence from 9.4.2014. Out of a total of 3003 candidates declared qualified for Personality Test, the P.T. schedule of 1281 candidates, indicating their roll number, name and …