Abolition of privy purses under study

The Union Government has instituted a study by its legal experts on the constitutional implications of the resolution adopted by the All-India Congress Committee giving a mandate to the Government to abolish privy purses and privileges of erstwhile rulers of Indian States, it is learnt. The constitutional provisions which deal Read More …

Part XIII-Trade, Commerce and Intercourse Within the Territory of India

Article 301 {Freedom of trade, commerce and intercourse} Subject to the other provisions of this Part, trade, commerce and intercourse throughout the territory of India shall be free. Article 302 {Power of Parliament to impose restrictions on trade, commerce and intercourse} Parliament may by law impose such restrictions on the Read More …

Part XII-Finance, Property, Contracts and Suits

Chapter I {Finance} Article 264 {Interpretation} In this Part, “Finance Commission” means a Finance Commission constituted under article 280. Article 265 {Taxes not to be imposed save by authority of law No tax shall be levied or collected except by authority of law. Article 266 {Consolidated Funds and public accounts Read More …

Part XI-Relations Between the Union and the States

Chapter I {Legislative Relations} Article 245 {Extent of laws made by Parliament and by the Legislatures of States} Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, Parliament may make laws for the whole or any part of the territory of India, and the Legislature of a State may make laws for Read More …

Part X-The Scheduled and Tribal Areas

Article 244 {Administration of Scheduled Areas and Tribal Areas} The provisions of the Fifth Schedule shall apply to the administration and control of the Scheduled Areas and Scheduled Tribes in any State other than the States of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram. The provisions of the Sixth Schedule shall apply Read More …

Part IXA-The Municipalities

Article 243ZH {Definitions} In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires, – “authorised person” means a person refered to such as in Article 243ZQ; “board” means the board of directors or the governing body of a co-operative society, by whatever name called, to which the direction and control of the Read More …

Part IXA-The Municipalities

Article 243P {Definitions} In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires, – “Committee” means a Committee constituted under Article 243S; “district” means a district in a State; “Metropolitan area” means an area having a population of ten lakhs or more, comprised in one or more districts and consisting of two Read More …

Part IX-The Panchayats

Article 243 {Definitions} In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires,- “district” means a district in a State; “Gram Sabha” means a body consisting of persons registered in the electoral rolls relating to a village comprised within the area of Panchayat at the village level; “intermediate level” means a level Read More …

Part VIII-The Union Territories

Article 239 {Administration of Union territories} Save as otherwise provided by Parliament by law, every Union territory shall be administered by the President acting, to such extent as he thinks fit, through an administrator to be appointed by him with such designation as he may specify. Notwithstanding anything contained in Read More …

Part VI-The States

Chapter I {General} Article 152 {Definition} In this Part, unless the context otherwise required, the expression “State” does not include the State of Jammu and Kashmir. Chapter II {The Executive} Article 153 {Governors of States} There shall be a Governor for each State: Provided that nothing in this article shall Read More …