Samvidhan Diwas

Samvidhan Diwas Context: November 26, 1949, the Constitution of India was adopted, coming into effect on January 26, 1950. Since 2015, the day has been observed as Constitution Day, or ‘Samvidhan Diwas’. What were the apprehensions about the Constitution? It was necessary to identify how […]

Pardoning Powers

Pardoning Powers #GS-02 Indian Polity For Prelims: Pardoning powers of President: Under article72 of the Indian Constitution; The President shall have the power to grant pardons, reprieves, respites or remissions of punishment or to suspend, remit or commute the sentence of any person convicted of […]

Governor

Governor #GS-02 Indian Polity For Prelims: About Governor: Governor is the constitutional head of the state, and is bound by the advice of his council of ministers. He also functions as a vital link between the Union Government and the State Government. His powers, appointment […]

Representation, All the Way Up

Representation, All the Way Up For Prelims About President Murmu She is the first person belonging to the Scheduled Tribes (ST) community and the second woman to occupy the highest constitutional post of the country. She is also the youngest person to be elected as […]

The President is not a mere Rubber Stamp

The President is not a mere Rubber Stamp For Prelims Article 53: “the executive power of the Union shall be vested in the President and shall be exercised by him either directly or through officers subordinate to him in accordance with this Constitution.” Election of […]

How the Vice President of India is elected?

How the Vice President of India is elected? Context: The Election Commission of India has recently (July 5) issued the notification for the election of the Vice President of India. The term of office of Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu comes to an end on […]

Contemporary Discourse on Federalism in India

Contemporary Discourse on Federalism in India Context: The debate on the federal feature of Indian Constitution has been prevalent owing to some of the key issues including delayed disbursal of resources and tax proceeds, arguments in the GST Council, etc Federal Features in Indian Constitution […]