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Title      : MPS-13 Political Process and Politics in India
Subject      : Political Science
copyright © 2018   : Karnataka State Open University
Author      : KSOU
Publisher      : Karnataka State Open University
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The Constituent Assembly and framing of the Indian Constitution Total views (250)  
The Constitution of the Indian Republic is the product not of a political revolution but of the research and deliberations of a body of eminent representative of the people (who sought to improve upon the then existing system of administration). This very fact makes a retrospect of the constitutional development indispensable for a proper understanding of this Constitution.
Pages: 14
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Union Parliament : Composition of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha-Legislative Process in the Parliament Total views (235)  
The word 'Parliament' is derived from the French word 'Parler' which means 'to talk'. The term connotes a place where people sit and discuss national and international problems and enact legislations for their country. The modern Parliamentary system owes its origin to Western countries particularly the United Kingdom. ''The term 'Parliamentary' refers specially to a kind of democratic polity wher ......
Pages: 19
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Powers and Functions of Parliament : Relationship between the two houses Total views (237)  
*As the Constitution of India reposes its belief in the principles of division of power and Judicial Review, the Parliament in itself cannot be considered to be a sovereign body on it functions within the limits of the written Constitution.
Pages: 15
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The Speaker of the Lok Sabha : Choice, Powers and Role of Speaker Total views (237)  
The Lok Sabha is presided over by the Speaker who is elected by the House from among its own members. The Speaker's office is one of much dignity, honour and power. In India, it has evolved gradually and slowly. Though legislatures came into existence under the Charter Act of 1853, yet meetings of these bodies till 1920 were presided over by the Governor-General. The first elected President of the ......
Pages: 9
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The Philosophy of the Constitution Total views (234)  
Every Constitution has a philosophy of its own. For the philosophy underlying our-Constitution we could trace it in the historic Objectives Resolution of Pandit Nehru which adopted by the Constituent Assembly on January 22, 1947, and which inspired the shaping of the Constitution through all its subsequent stages.
Pages: 11
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The Supreme Court of India : Compostion and Jurisdiction Total views (230)  
India, unlike to United States has a single judicial system and not a system of dual Courts not withstanding the adoption of the Federal System. We have a Supreme Court at the head of the judicial hierarchy. with High Courts in each of the States and with district courts and other subordinate courts in the local areas of the Government.
Pages: 16
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Judicial Independence and Judicial Review Total views (231)  
The Supreme Court is the custodian of the Constitution and expected to be the highest forum for its interpretation, Obviously it follows that without the independence of the Judiciary, it is effectively not possible for the judiciary to function. Independence of judiciary ensures its impartiality and would allow it to work without the executive and legislative interference, influence or pressure. ......
Pages: 10
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The Governor - Constitutional Position and Powers,His Roles in Recent Times Total views (232)  
Indian Constitution provides for a federal government. As such, for the government of federal units i.e. States it lays down a uniform structure in part VI of the Constitution except Jammu and Kashmir.
Pages: 11
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The Chief Minister and Council of Ministers Total views (232)  
The Governor is a Constitutional head of state and as such he has to act according to the advice of the Council of Ministers headed by the Chief Minister. As per the rule, executive power lies in the Chief Minister. During the period 1952-1967 in which most of the States were ruled by the Congress Party, at that time it was not difficult for the Governor to appoint the Chief Minister. However, the ......
Pages: 7
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Outstanding Features of the Indian Constitution Structure Total views (242)  
The Constitution of a country, in simple terms, is a collection of legal rules providing the framework for the government of the countly. It reflects the dominant beliefs and interests or some compromise between conflating beliefs and interests, which are characteristic of the society at the time it was framed and adopted.
Pages: 14
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State Legislature-Composition and Powers Total views (212)  
The Legislature of a State consists of the Governor and two houses. The upper house is known 7 as Legislative Council and the Lower House is known as Legislative Assembly. In practice, as on 2001 only Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Bihar have two houses. The Upper House in Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Punjab and West Bengal were abolished as a result of the resolution o ......
Pages: 7
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High Court - Composition and Jurisdiction Total views (210)  
The High Court is at the apex of the judiciary in the State hut every State in India does not have a separate High Court. The Constitution provides that Parliament may by law establish a common High Court for two or more States or for two or more States and a Union Territory (Art,231).This is done with a view that States/Union Territories having less population need not have same type of judicial ......
Pages: 6
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Reorganization of States Total views (211)  
Today India is a Union of 28 states and seven Union Territories. The federal polity has been a consequence of a long period of development and has been continuously changing. It was right since the British period, that regions were called 'Proviiices'.
Pages: 15
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Fundamental Rights Total views (235)  
Fundamental rights may be defined as an interest protected by the higher law of the country. They find their sanction in the constitutional provisions. So they have a sanctified place in the basic law of the land that prohibits unreasonable interference of State in their exercise or enjoyment.
Pages: 31
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Directive Principles of State Policy Total views (234)  
The Directive principles are a noval feature of the constitution. They are incorporated and analysed in part IV from Articles 36 to 51 in Indian constitution. They are in the nature of directives or instructions to the governments at the centre and in the state.
Pages: 14
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Chief Characteristics of Indian Party System: The Politics and Role of Major Political Parties Total views (240)  
Parliamentary democracy and political parties have very close relations in functioning of a democratic system. Baghot very aptly points that "Party government - is the very vital principle of representative government. Political parties in parliamentary system link the sovereign people to the legislatures and the executive. As a matter of fact, the working of any system of representative governme ......
Pages: 22
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The Politics and Role of Regional Parties in States and Their Impact on Indian Federal System Total views (236)  
Right since Independence up till 1967, the Congress Party had dominated the Indian politics,because of which India was very often described as a 'one dominant party system. Stanley Kochnek in his study of the Congress Party, referred to some basic objections to the concept of one party dominance. He stated: To classify India as a dominant one party system during the first two decades of independen ......
Pages: 14
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Politics of Defection - Causes and Remedies Total views (240)  
In a free democracy ere is nothing unusual in defections. The history of defections is as'old as the oldest parties. Most eminent public men and parliamentarians have involved in defecting from their parties and changing their political loyalties is not unknown in British parliamentary history. William Gladstone, the greatest British Statesman of the 19th Century. began his parliamentary career as ......
Pages: 10
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Election Commission and Electoral Process Total views (234)  
Election Commission in a multiparty system and democracy has a very important role to play for ensuring free and fair elections. Hence it is necessary to understand the establishment, composition function and role of Elections Commission and the electoral process.
Pages: 8
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Merits and Defects of Adult Franchise - Attempts at Electoral Reforms Total views (233)  
Modem democracy is indirect or representative democracy, a farm of government based on consent and criticism is possible by handing over governmental machinery in the hands of persons who are elected by the people. Democratic government is run not by any particular individual or a- class but by representatives of the people. In a democracy it is supposed that power is vested in the people should b ......
Pages: 22
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Indian Federal System- Nature and Constitutional Determinations Total views (234)  
The unitary emphasis in the Constitution, inherited from the Government of India Act of 1935, is to he found in the division of powers and in the various articles specifying the relationship between the Centre and the States. The founding fathers of Indian Constitution have been also influenced by the provisions of the American, Canadian and Australian federations.
Pages: 13
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Review of Legislative,Administrative and Financial Relations Between the Centre and the States Total views (232)  
The Federal Constitution of India, represents a deliberate attempt to reconcile the need for a powerful central authority with the strength of regional feelings may, therefore, well "prove to be a work of political genius. If the attempt has left an almost unprecedentedly large quantum of authority in the hands of the Centre, it is not only desirable but also unavoidable in the peculiar circumstan ......
Pages: 16
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Emergency Provisions - Their Political Significance and Repercussions Total views (237)  
The British Act 1935 established a federal system in which provision was made for the different status of the British Provinces and The Indian States. When the point of independence was reached this structure proved too light to satisfy the demands of the Muslim areas, and partition had to be adopted.
Pages: 11
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The Union Government-The President-The Method of Election- Politics of Election - Powers and Functions Total views (292)  
The Constitution of India has adopted the Parliamentary system of Executive. Like all parliamentary systems in the world, our constitution provides that Indian union will also have the Constitutional head or the nominal executive of the state, that is the President and the real executive i.e. the Council of Ministers.
Pages: 15
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The Prime Minister: Choice of the Prime Minister, Powers and Role of the Prime Minister in Indian Political System Total views (294)  
The Prime Minister is the most important personality in the country. Prime Minister is the real Head of the State and the "keystone of the cabinet arch" His/Her position is so supreme that he/she has no other parallel in the country. The classical doctrine that the Prime-Minister is the first among equals now stands discredited. All over the world where there is Parliamentary form of Government, ......
Pages: 7
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Union Council of Ministers-Composition, Powers and Functions Total views (294)  
Indian Constitution makers followed the English Constitution but there is a difference in the formation. The English Constitution leaves the entire system of Cabinet Government to conventions. But the framers of our Constitution enshrined the Foundations of the Cabinet System in the body of the written principles, though of course the details of the working had left to be filled up by conventions ......
Pages: 7
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