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List of Borrowed Features of Indian Constitution

Posted on : September 5th 2017, 5:47 pm

From U.K.

  • Nominal Head President (like Queen)
  • Cabinet System of Ministers
  • Post of PM
  • Parliamentary Type of Govt.
  • Bicameral Parliament
  • Lower House more powerful
  • Council of Ministers responsible to Lowe House
  • Speaker in Lok Sabha

From U.S.

  • Written Constitution
  • Executive head of state known as President and his being the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces
  • Vice- President as the ex-officio Chairman of Rajya Sabha
  • Fundamental Rights
  • Supreme Court
  • Provision of States
  • Independence of Judiciary and judicial review
  • Preamble
  • Removal of Supreme court and High court Judges

From USSR

  • Fundamental Duties
  • Five year Plan

From AUSTRALIA

  • Concurrent list
  • Language of the preamble
  • Provision regarding trade, commerce and intercourse

From JAPAN

  • Law on which the Supreme Court function

From WEIMAR CONSTITUION OF GERMANY

  • Suspension of Fundamental Rights during the emergency

From CANADA

  • Scheme of federation with a strong centre
  • Distribution of powers between centre and the states and placing. Residuary Powers with the centre

From IRELAND

  • Concept of Directive Principles of States Policy(Ireland borrowed it from SPAIN)
  • Method of election of President
  • Nomination of members in the Rajya Sabha by the President

From SOUTH AFRICA

  • Election of members of the Rajya Sabha
  • Amendment of the Constitution

From FRANCE

  • Concept of “Republic”
  • Ideals of Liberty, Equality and
  • Fraternity(contained in the Preamble