GE1002 Indian Constitution and Society

GE 1002    INDIAN CONSTITUTION AND SOCIETY    3  0  0  100

UNIT I
Historical Background – Constituent Assembly of India – Philosophical foundations of the Indian Constitution – Preamble – Fundamental Rights – Directive Principles of State Policy – Fundamental Duties – Citizenship – Constitutional Remedies for citizens.                                      9

UNIT II
Union Government – Structures of the Union Government and Functions – President – Vice President – Prime Minister – Cabinet – Parliament – Supreme Court of India –
Judicial Review.                    9

UNIT III
State Government – Structure and Functions – Governor – Chief Minister – Cabinet – State Legislature – Judicial System in States – High Courts and other Subordinate Courts.                             9
UNIT IV
Indian Federal System – Center – State Relations – President’s Rule – Constitutional Amendments – Constitutional Functionaries  - Assessment of working of the Parliamentary System in India.                9

UNIT V
Society : Nature, Meaning and definition; Indian Social Structure; Castle, Religion, Language in India; Constitutional Remedies for citizens – Political Parties and Pressure Groups; Right of Women, Children and Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and other Weaker Sections.                        9

TEXT BOOKS
1.    Durga Das Basu, “ Introduction to the Constitution of India “, Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi.
2.    R.C.Agarwal, “ (1997) Indian Political System “, S.Chand and Company, New Delhi.
3.    Maciver and Page, “ Society: An Introduction Analysis “, Mac Milan India Ltd., New Delhi.
4.    K.L.Sharma, “ (1997) Social Stratification in India: Issues and Themes “, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

REFERENCES
    1.    Sharma, Brij Kishore, “ Introduction to the Constitution of India:, Prentice Hall of India,             New Delhi.
2.    U.R.Gahai, “ (1998) Indian Political System “, New Academic Publishing House, Jalaendhar.
3.    R.N. Sharma, “ Indian Social Problems “, Media Promoters and Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
4.    Yogendra Singh, “ (1997) Social Stratification and Charge in India “, Manohar, New Delhi.

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