Constitutional Design

Constitutional Design
What is a constitution?
- A Constitution helps serve as a set of rules and principles that all persons
in a country can agree upon as the basis of the way in which they want
the country to be governed.
Need of constitution
- Set of basic rules
- Type of government
- Limits the powers of government
- Aspirations of society
- Fundamental Identity
The making
- Background
- Constituent Assembly
- Composition
- Leadership & Committees
- Task of Framing
Authority of the constitution
- Mode of Framing
- Substantive Provisions
- Balanced Institutional Design
- Principle of Deliberation
- Inheritance of Nationalist struggle
The Constitution
- Preamble
- Main features
- Federalism
- Parliamentary form of Government
- Fundamental Rights
- Separation of powers
- Secularism
- Directive Principles
- Meaning
- Fundamental Rights &
Directive Principles
- Effects & Programmes
A working document
- Amendments
- Procedure
- Simple Majority
- Special Majority
- 2/3rds Majority
- Ratification by States
- Past amendments
- Constitution Review Commission
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