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About the Author
Prof. Dr. M V Pylee :-
He is a well-known authority on Constitutional Government and a pioneer in the field of Management Education in India, Prof. Pylee has had a distinguished academic career in India and abroad. He has taught at the Universities of Lucknow, Patna, Delhi, Kerala and Cochin, and was a Director of the Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad. He was a Fulbright Smith-Mundt Scholar at Harvard University and later a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He was also a visiting professor at the Universities of Moscow and Novosibirsk and a visiting fellow at the East West Center, Hawaii. Prof. Pylee was the Founder Director of the School of Management of the University of Cochin and held that position for over twelve years. Later he was appointed Vice Chancellor and honoured as Professor Emeritus by the University. He is the recipient of many honours and awards among which are the coveted KMA Management Leadership Award, the International Leadership Award for Outstanding Services to Teaching and Management Profession, International Award for Distinguished Service to Global Higher Education and Hon. D. Litt. Degree of Benaras Hindu University. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2006 and is now holding the position of National Research Professor. At present he is the Hon. Director General of the Asian Institute of Development and Entrepreneurship, South Kalamassery. Travelled widely in India and abroad, Prof. Pylee has written over thirty books and published over 200 research papers. He has also participated in many national and international seminars and conferences and is closely associated with a variety of educational, administrative, research and professional bodies.
Table of Content
Part-I: Introductory: 1. The Longest Constitutional Document, 2. Some Further Points of Criticism, 3. Basic Principles, Part-II: The Growth of Constitutionalism in India: 4. Historical Background, 5. The Constituent Assembly, Part-III: Preamble, Territory and Citizenship: 6. The Preamble, 7. The Union and its Territory, 8. Citizenship, Part-IV: Fundamental Rights and Directive Principle: 9. Fundamental Rights: General Nature, 10. The Right to Freedom-I (Article 19), 11. The Right to Freedom-II (Article 20, 21 and 22), 12. The Right against Exploitation, 13. The Right to Freedom of Religion, 14. The Right to Educational Rights, 15. Cultural and Educational Rights, 16. The Right to Property, 17. The Right to Constitutional Remedies, 18. An Assessment, 19. The Directive Principles, 20. Fundamental Duties, Part-V: The Government of The Union: 21. The Union Executive, 22. The Council of Ministers and the Prime Minister, 23. The Vice President and the Attorney-General, 24. The Union Legislature: The Parliament of India, 25. Legislative Procedure, 26. Privileges and Committees, 27. An Assessment of Parliament's Work, 28. The Union Judiciary: The Supreme Court, Part-VI: The Machinery of Government in The States: 29. The State Executive: The Governor, 30. The Governor and the Council of Ministers, 31. The State Legislature, 32. Judiciary in the States, 33. Union Territories, Part-VII: The Federal System: 34. The Scheme of Division of Powers, 35. Administrative Relations between the Union and the States, 36. Financial Relations, 37. Inter-State Trade and Commerce, 38. Emergency Provisions, 39. The Zonal Councils and Inter State Council, Part-VIII: Miscellaneous Provisions: 40. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India, 41. The Public Service Commissions, 42. Public Services, 43. Administrative Tribunals, 44. Elections, 45. Official Language, 46. Special Provisions Relating to Certain Classes, 47. Amendment of the Constitution, 48. Constitutional Review, 49. Conclusion • Bibliography • Index of Cases • General Index