Tag Archives: Indian Polity

Special Status to Jammu and Kashmir (Article 370)

By | November 18, 2015

At the time of independence in August 15th 1947, the State of Jammu and Kashmir decided not to join either India or Pakistan. However, soon Pakistan attempted to annex the State military. Meanwhile, the Maharaja signed the “Instrument of accession” with India along with certain concessions for the autonomy of the State. article 370 in Part XXI of… Read More »

Attorney General of India (AGI)

By | October 16, 2015

Article 76 of the Indian Constitution states that the President of India shall appoint a person who is qualified to be appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court to be the Attorney General of India (AGI). He is the first legal officer of the Government of India. The term office of Attorney General of India (AGI) is not… Read More »

Gandhian Principles and Western Liberal principles

By | September 2, 2015

Gandhian Principles Articles 40, 43, 45, 46, 47 and 48 of Indian constitution are Gandhian principles. Article 40: Organisation of village panchayats Article 43: To promote cottage industries. Article 45: The state shall endeavour to provide early childhood care and education for all children until they complete the age of six years. Article 46: Promotion of education and economic… Read More »

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Functions

By | June 29, 2015

Articles 315 to 323 Part XIV of the constitution, titled ‘Services Under the Union and the r a Public Service Commission for the union and States’ provide for a Public Service Commission for the union and for each state. The Chairman and other members of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) are appointed by the President of India… Read More »

Acquisition, Loss of Indian Citizenship

By | March 10, 2015

Acquisition of Indian Citizenship Indian Citizen Ministry of Home Affairs states that Indian citizenship can be acquired by birth, descent, registration and naturalization. The conditions and procedure for acquisition of Indian citizenship as per the provision of the Citizenship Act, 1955 are given below: 1. By Birth (Section 3) A person born in India on or after 26th… Read More »