An Introduction to The Constitution of India, 5/e

An Introduction to The Constitution of India, 5/e

Authors : M.V. Pylee

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About the Author

M.V. Pylee :-
Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cochin and Founder Director of the School of Management Studies, is presently Director General of the Asian Institute of Development & Entrepreneurship. He is a pioneer of management education in India and has been Director of the Administrative Staff College of India. Dr Pylee has been profusely honoured for his various contributions and achievements — the title of Professor Emeritus of the University of Cochin, KMA Management Leadership Award, International Distinguished Leadership Award for outstanding service to teaching and management professions, the Padma Bhushan award, and a rare distinction of being named as National Research Professor by the Government of India in 2006.

About the Book

The book provides an overview of the Indian Constitution and its effects on the stability of our country. It has been written for the students of political science, public administration, and law, those preparing for competitive examinations of UPSC and State service commissions, political and social workers, and even interested citizens since the book is written in an informative style and does not go into the depths and intricacies of law.
This edition includes a summary of the recommendations of the Constitutional Review Commission, which are of considerable importance. A few amendments to the Constitution have even been brought about based on these — like making education a Fundamental right and placing an upper limit on the total number of ministers in the State and Central cabinets.


1. The Background, 2. Making of the Constitution, 3. Basic Principles, 4. The Philosophy of the Constitution, 5. The Salient Features of the Constitution, 6. Special Features, 7. The Preamble, 8. The Union and its Territory, 9. Citizenship, 10. Fundamental Rights, 11. Right to Equality, 12. The Right to Freedom, 13. The Right Against Exploitation, 14. The Right to Freedom of Religion, 15. Cultural and Educational Rights, 16. The Right to Constitutional Remedies, 17. A Note on Writs, 18. An Assessment, 19. The Directive Principles of State Policy, 20. Fundamental Duties, 21. The Union Executive, 22. The Vice-President and The Attorney-General, 23. The Union Legislature - The Parliament of India, 24. Legislative Procedure, 25. The Union Judiciary - The Supreme Court, 26. The Machinery of Government in The States, 27. Judiciary in The States, 28. The Federal System, 29. Administration Relations Between The Union and The States, 30. Financial Relations Between The Union and The States, 31. Inter-State Trade and Commerce, 32. Emergency Provisions, 33. The Comptroller and Auditor-General of India, 34. Public Service, 35. The Public Service Commissions, 36. Administrative Tribunals, 37. Official Language, 38. Elections, 39. Special Provisions Relating to Certain Classes, 40. Amendment of The Constitution, 41. Constitutional Review, 42. Conclusion • Appendix: I - II • Index

Salient Features

• For common man's understanding of the Constitution
• Highlighting special features of the Constitution
• Focus on important concepts like Fundamental rights, Directive principles, Emergency and Elections