This course acquaints students with the constitutional design of state structures and institutions, and their actual working over time. The Indian Constitution accommodates conflicting impulses (of liberty and justice, territorial decentralization and a strong union, for instance) within itself. The course traces the embodiment of some of these conflicts in constitutional provisions, and shows how these have played out in political practice. It further encourages a study of state institutions in their mutual interaction, and in interaction with the larger extra-constitutional environment.
Unit 1:The Constituent Assembly & The Constitution Of India 1. Historical Context of Constituent Assembly 2. Compositions & Functions of Constituent Assembly 3. Critical Evaluation of Constituent Assembly 4. Features of Indian Constitution 5. Preamble to the Constitution of India 6. Introduction to Fundamental Rights 7. Right to Equality 8. Right to Freedom 9. Constitutional Position of Some Democratic Rights 10. Right Against Exploitation 11. Right to Freedom of Religion 12. Right To Constitutional Remedies 13. Directive Principles
Unit 2: Organs Of The Government 14.The President of India 15. Powers and Functions of President of India 16. Emergency Powers and the Position of the President 17. Union Council of Ministers 18. Prime Minister 19. The Rajya Sabha 20. The Lok Sabha 21. Relation between Lok Sabha & Rayja Sabha 22.Speaker 23. Legislative Procedures of the Parliament 24. Parliamentary Committees 25. The Structure and Organization of the Judiciary & the High Court 26. The Supreme Court 27. Role of The Supreme Court 28. Judicial Activism in India 29. Basic Structure Doctrine & PIL
Unit 3: Federalism & Decentralization 30. Centre-State Legislative Relations 31. Centre-State Administrative Relations 32. Centre-State Financial Relations 33. The 5th & 6th Schedules 34. Municipality-1 ( History of Indian Municipality) 35. Municipality-2 (Organization & Functions) 36. Panchayat---1 ( Idea of Panchayat) 37. Organization and Powers of Panchayats in India ]]>