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Sources of Indian Constitution | Indian Polity

October 8, 2019


There are 448 Articles in our Indian constitution But when you see the last Article of our constitution, it is Article no. 395, How is this possible? Hey everybody ! This is Priya and you are watching finology legal In today’s video we will get to know about the Sources of INDIAN CONSTITUTION But before this, we will understand the present structure of our Indian Constitution When on 26 November 1949 our constitution was fully made and ready Then there was total 395 Articles, 22 Parts and 8 Schedules were there But this was all about 1949 only But Since 1949, total 103 new amendments are introduced in our Constitution till present So after all this changes, now our Constitution consists of 448 ARTICLES, 25 PARTS and 12 SCHEDULES To maintain the original numbering of the Articles present in our constitution When ever any new Amendment or any laws are introduced, They are introduced in Alphabetic manner For example we look 86th Amendment, this act has given us a new fundamental right Right to Education, and this act was introduced in our constitution as article 21 A so that’s why, after having so many amendments the last article of our constitution is Article 395. And now what are the Parts and Schedules in our constitution, lets understand this also the articles present in our constitution are made up of topic wise specifically if you see from Article 12 to Article 35, it tells all about our fundamental rights This specific topic wise arrangement is known as Parts like PART 3 describes about Fundamental Rights, PART 4 describes about Directive Principles of State Policy like this only each Part states about specific Articles Next is SCHEDULES, the provisions which are given in the Articles, apart from this, all the Additional Details and the Lists are introduced as Schedules like SCHEDULE 1 and 4 Tells about the names of all States and Union Territories and what will be their territories it tells about that SCHEDULE 2 describes about the Salary and SCHEDULE 8 tells that which languages are the official languages Now, like we included the Articles in to the Constitution, like that only why we hadn’t introduced Schedule in the Constitution? Because already our Constitution was so lengthy, if we would added the Schedules in to it it could have become more complicated That’s why for the simplicity, Constitution has been divided in Articles, Parts and Schedules In our Indian Constitution till now 124 amendments are proposed and from that 103 amendments act are passed The very latest amendment act is 103rd Amendment Act which was passed in January 2019 This talks about EWS (Economically Weaker Section) It means the economically weaker section of General Category will be given 10% reservation The provision for this is inserted in our constitution as 15 and 16 clause 6 (15(6) & 16(6) ) So this was about the current situation, now lets go to 1946-47 When the Constituent Assembly of India began to make our constitution for the first time At that time we mainly we relied on these 11 sources for making our constitution We will look after these sources one by one, Along with this we will see that which important features we have inserted from these sources The first one is The Government of India Act of 1935, The Constitution of Independent India came to force in 26 January 1950 But before this In British India The law of The Land was The Government of India Act 1935, That’s why, when we were making our Constitution the act of 1935 was the best preference and source We have took three important features from this act that are Emergency Provisions, Public Service Commission and System of Judiciary Means the Structure of Supreme Court, High Court and Subordinate Court was also taken from here only Along with this Federal Scheme of government and Office of Governer is taken from here only Second source was The US Constitution, from here the important thing we took was the Fundamental Rights and judicial review, In government of India Act there were no provisions regarding Fundamental rights and fundamental duties So from 1950 only Indians have got their fundamental rights Next is Judicial Review, this ensures that, there should be no law that violates the Fundamental rights Apart from this the removal procedure of two very important post is taken from the US constitution only First is the removal procedure of the President which is called as Impeachment and the removal procedure of the judges of Supreme Court and High Court Along with this we have taken from the US constitution is Preamble of our Constitution and Independence of Judiciary Third source is British Constitution, from here we have taken very core and important features of Constitution like Writs Right to Constitutional Remedies, the provision is given [Article 32 & 226] what is WRITS and what is its functions to know that you can watch this video of mine Next we have taken from here Parliamentary Form of government single citizenship, Parliamentary privileges and Rule of Law Rule of Law states that, in any country government is not the Supreme only Law and constitution are supreme Next source is Irish Constitution, from here the important thing we have taken is Directive Principles of State Policy -Part VI Article 36-51, it is like a guide line about how to run a state government and what policies and laws should be made for a state along with this we have taken Method of Election of the president Article 55 And Members nomination to the Rajya Sabha by the President Part V Article 80 Next is The Constitution of Germany which is called as (WEIMAR CONSTITUTION) also The important thing taken from here is Suspension of Fundamental Rights during Emergency Article 356 Next is South Africa from here we have taken Amendment of the Constitution Part XX Article 368 Election of members of the Rajya Sabha Next is The Constitution of SOVIET UNION (USSR) From here we have taken Fundamental duties Part IV A Article 51 A which is like a moral obligations on citizens and for patriotism along with this we have taken The ideals of justice (social, economic and political), expressed in the Preamble. Next is CANADA, you will see there are two governments in India one is Central Government and other is State Government But Central Government has more powers, Federalism with strong central government is taken from Canada next thing we have taken is Advisory jurisdiction of the supreme court Article 143 Centre appoints the Governors of the states Art.155, 157 Residuary powers vest with the centre Article 248 of the Constitution and Entry 97 of the Union List Residuary power is that, which ever matter is not given in central, state and Concurrent list for that matter Centre has the powers to make a law on all that matters The other source is Australia from where we have taken Concurrent List which is in Seventh Schedule Freedom of trade and commerce Part XIII, Article 301- 307 and Joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament Article 108 all these we have taken from Australia From France we have taken The ideals of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity and Republic These all 4 important words you will get in our Preamble And last source is Japan from here we have taken Procedure established by law for this the important provision is Article no. 21 For watching more videos like this you have to Subscribe this channel If you have any queries related to this video, do let me know in the comment box and i will get back to you, thats it for now see you in next class. Bbye!

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  1. Always feel glad to see the videos related to Indian polity because it's very easiest way I have ever seen…Keep going mam…And provide us like this always….Great going 👌👌

  2. Your teaching method is overwhelming 🙌
    It used to be difficult but now it seems easy just because of you Mam
    thank you 💐

  3. Ur amusing styles to utter words enter directly in mind..but it will be the best when u will provide the videos absolutely in Hindi….thnx mam for us..

  4. U are fabulous..
    Teaching techiniqe is very fanatastic,
    Can u please cover some important topic from laxmikant like citizenship, president, fundamental rights, pm, cm, governer etc..
    Plzzzz

  5. Iss Samvidhan sey kisi ka bhala ni honey wala. Ye constitution bus ek copy paste h.. Ambedkar n bus copy paste Kia h. Hinduo ko barbaad kar diya…
    Manusmriti hi Akhand Bharat ka Samvidhan hoga🚩🚩🚩🚩
    Neo Buddhist Bhimta aur Uskey chelo ki baari aaney wala h.. fir sey tatti n uthvavi n toh dekh lena..
    Jai Aryavart 🚩

    Priya ji aap apney channel k madhyam sey Bataye ki kyu Ambedkar n kaha ki vo samvidhan jala dega?

  6. I had a question that, u had said ki all amendments are inserted alphabetically but afterwards u have mentioned that in recent time 103rd amendment is passed and in that it is reflected in 15(6) and 16(6) so my question is that only, how is that even possible. And you have also mentioned na that there are literally 395 articles now 448 with amendments isn't it?.

  7. if i had known earlier that polity is so lucid, i wouldn't have to go through Laxmikant book.

    Thank you very much ma'am. Quick recall k liye Ram baan hai aapka videos🙌

  8. Ma'am, could you make a detailed video on the three different lists and their concepts ? I hope many will have their doubts cleared off then !

  9. Very good lecture, could you suggest me a book which will be useful to get the Idea of Basic structure of constitution and explain it in laymans language.

  10. Ma'am …Thank you for such beautiful insights and making concept so clear &easy to understand.

    This is gentle request to kindly make video on citizenship & Part 1 of the Constitution

  11. i am very weak in indian constitution paper. i really want to subscribe to your channel but that is very expensive. you should begin with less fees so that many can avail the video. i suggest you to lower down the fees or just provide video lectures on each and every topic on your channel with less fees.

  12. Please add videos in sequential manners…so that we could connect in bottom to top approach…we expect everything in polity from you in structured manner…please do it for us…your teaching skills with fresh mood is marvellous…

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