INDIA’S CONSTITUTION, 16/e

INDIA’S CONSTITUTION, 16/e

Authors : Prof. Dr. M V Pylee

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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.
 

About the Book

This book attempts to make such a study in a fairly comprehensive manner. It seeks to focus the attention of those interested in the subject on the way the different aspects of the Constitution have been in operation, on their proved merits and drawbacks. It takes into account constitutional developments over the period and also throws light on the important issues like failure of the Congress Party which was ruling the country for ten years, and the coming into power of the BJP with amazingly large majority.
 

Key Features

• A well-known comprehensive text on India's constitution with a holistic approach
• A revised and updated edition providing a cumulative account of the changing scene of politics with the fifteenth general elections of 2014 bringing about the decimation of the congress party and the triumph of BJP
• Coverage of the new legislation regulating procedure for recommending new appointments to the Supreme Court of India
 

Table of Content

PART-I: INTRODUCTION
• The Dawn of a New Era • Basic Principles • Historical Background

PART-II: PREAMBLE, TERRITORY AND CITIZENSHIP
• The Preamble • The Union and its Territory • Citizenship

PART-III: FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND THE DIRECTIVE PRINCIPLES
• Fundamental Rights: General Nature • Right to Equality (Articles 14,15,16,17 and 18) • The Right to Freedom (Article 19) • The Right Against Exploitation (Articles 23 and 24) • The Right to Freedom of Religion (Articles 25 to 28) • Cultural and Educational Rights (Articles 29 and 30) • The Right to Property (Articles 31, 31-A, 31-B, 31-C and 31-D) • The Right to Constitutional Remedies (Articles 32 and 32-A) • An Assessment • The Directive Principles • Fundamental Duties

PART-IV: THE MACHINERY OF THE UNION GOVERNMENT
• The Union Executive • The Council of Ministers and the Prime Minister • The Vice-President and the Attorney-General • The Union Legislature — The Parliament of India • Legislative Procedure • Privileges and Committees • The Union Judiciary — The Supreme Court

PART-V: GOVERNMENT MACHINERY IN THE STATES
• The State Executive: The Governor • The Governor and the Council of Ministers • The State Legislature • Judiciary in the States • Union Territories

PART-VI: THE FEDERAL SYSTEM
• The Scheme of Division of Powers • Administrative Relations between the Union and the States • Financial Relations • Inter-State Trade and Commerce • Emergency Provisions • The Zonal Councils

PART-VII: MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
• The Comptroller and Auditor-General of India • Public Services • The Public Service Commissions • Administrative Tribunals • Official Language • Elections • Special Provisions Relating to Certain Classes • Amendment of the Constitution • Constitutional Review • Concluding Observations