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Introduction Akhilesh Kumar Yadav . Graduated From University of Delhi B.A Program (History ,Political Science) Qualified UPSC CDS 2018 . Qualified AFCAT 2018 Appeared in SSB Twice https:/unacademy.com/user/akhileshyadav329
FEATURES OF THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION
Lengthiest Written Constitution . Constitutions are classified into written, like the American Constitution, or unwritten, like the British Constitution. .The Constitution of India is the lengthiest of all the written constitutions of the world. . It is a very comprehensive, elaborate and detailed document.
. Originally (1949), the Constitution contained a Preamble, 395 Articles (divided into 22 Parts) and 8 Schedules . Presently (2018), it consists of a Preamble, about 448 Articles (divided into 25 Parts) and 12 Schedules.
. Four factors have contributed to the elephantine size of our Constitution. Thev are: . (a) Geographical factors, that is, the vastness of the country and its diversitv, . (b) Historical factors, e.g., the influence of the Government of India Act of 1935, which was bulky the states except Jammu and Kashmir Constituent Assembly . (c) Single Constitution for both the Centre and . (d) Dominance of legal luminaries in the
Drawn From Various Sources The Constitution of India has borrowed most of its provisions from the constitutions of various other countries as well as from the Government of India Act of 1935 Dr B R Ambedkar proudly acclaimed that the Constitution of India has been framed after 'ransacking all the known Constitutions of the World'
. The structural part of the Constitution is, to a large extent, derived from the Government of India Act of 1935 . The philosophical part of the Constitution (the Fundamental Rights and the Directive Principles of State Policy) derive their inspiration from the American and Irish Constitutions respectively
The political part of the Constitution (the principle of Cabinet Government and the relations between the executive and the legislature) have been largely drawn from the British Constitution.