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CONSTITUTION OF INDIA: HISTORICAL BACKGROUND By Abhishek Pandey
Framing the Constitution of India The Constituent Assembly was set up in November 1946 as per the Cabinet Mission Plan of 1946 . The members were elected indirectly by the Provincial Assemblies in the ratio of one member per million population There were a total of 389 members in the Constituent Assembly, of which 296 were elected by the members of the Provincial Assemblies and the rest were nominated by Princely States Its first meeting was held on 9th December 1946 with Sachidanand Sinha as the Interim President
Framing the Constitution of India He was the oldest member of the assembly and was elected as interim President following the French Practice. Later, on December 11, 1946 Rajendra Prasad and H C Mukherjee were elected as the President and Vice President of the Assembly respectively. Sir BN Rau was appointed as the Constitutional advisor to the Assembly.
Framing the Constitution of India Jawahar Lal Nehru moved the objectives resolution in the Assembly on December 13, 1946. lt was adopted by the Assembly on January 22, 1947. The Constituent Assembly formed committees for framing the Constitution.
Committees of Constituent Assembl Committees Drafting Committee Union Constitution Committee Committee for State Negotiation Provincial Constitution Committee Union Powers Committee Committee on Fundamental Rights C hairman B R Ambedkar J L Nehru Rajendra Prasad Sardar Patel J L Nehru Sardar Patel & Minorities The Steering Committee Rules of Procedure Committee K M Munshi Kaiendra Prasad
Do You Know? Drafting Committee of Constituent Assembly was the most important committee among all the committees. It was et up on 29th August 1947. It consisted total 7 members including chairman 1. BRAmbedkar 2. N Gopalaswami Ayyangar 3. Alladi Krishna Swami Ayyar 4. KM Munshi 5. Syed Mohammed Saadullah 6. B LMittar (Replaced by N Madhav Rao due to ill health) 7. DP Khaitan (died in 1948 and was replaced by T T Krishnamachari)