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Why Constitution is Amended and What is the Process of Amendment
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In this lesson Rahul Agrawal has explained the Constitutional Amendment Process. Must Watch video.

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Rahul Agrawal
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@ Rahul sir..sir isme kuchh point rah gye ratified to half of some amendments...sir plz clear kr dena
Rahul Agrawal
2 years ago
More to come
Jyotsna Sharma
2 years ago
okk sir
Jyotsna Sharma
2 years ago
and sir ur voice is awesome
what are all the powers the parliament have regarding imposition of tax? can it abolish tax, can it increase the tax or reduce the tax??????.................
sir please explain basic structure of constitution thank you
thank you rahul sir for ur courses . really helpful
wowwwwww.............with major emphasis on key words, thank u

  2. If you make any constitution rigid and permanent you stop the nation's growth, the growth of a living, vital, organic people. - JL Nehru. R. AGRAWAL

  3. Amendment of the constitution * In order to adjust itself to the situations, time changing Article 368 part XX of the constitution deals with the conditions 8 needs amendment procedure Parliament can amend anything as long as the basic structure of the constitution remains intact. Keshavananda Bharti Case (1973) R. AGRAWAL

  4. Procedure for amendment Introduction of a bill for amendment of constitution (constitutional amendment bill) X state legislature only in parliament. Can be introduced either by a minister/private member. Must be passed in EACH HOUSE by a SPECIAL MAJORITY Separately (no provision of joint session) R. AGRAWAL

  5. After being passed by both the houses, the bill is presented to the president. President must give his assent to the bill. R. AGRAWAL

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  8. Criticism of the amendment procedure * Koi special body nahi hai for amendment * Why state can't initiate the amendment ?? State's role is very less Ratification that too of half of the states, that too in very few cases Major part of the constitution can be amended only by parliament * Why no joint sitting?? R. AGRAWAL

  9. By special majority of parliament and consent of state Election of the President and its manner. Extent of the executive power of the Union and the states. Supreme Court and high courts. Distribution of legislative powers betweern the Union and the states Any of the lists in the Seventh Schedule. Representation of states in Parliament. Power of Parliament to amend the Constitution and its procedure (Article 368 itself). These are the provisions related to the federal structure of the polity. * It requires ratification of half the states. & There is no time limit within which the states should give their conse R. AGRAWAL

  10. Constitution can be amendment in 3 ways 1) Amendment by simple majority of the parliament. Admission or establishment of new states. Formation of new states and alteration of areas, boundaries or names of existing states. Abolition or creation of legislative councils in states. Second Schedule-emoluments, Allowances, privileges and so on of the president, the governors, the Speakers, judges, etc. Quorum in Parliament. Salaries and allowances of the members of Parliament. Rules of procedure in Parliament. R. AGRAWAL

  11. Constitution can be amendment in 3 ways 1) Special majority of parliament i. Fundamental rights ii. DPSP iii. All other provisions not covered by any category. R. AGRAWAL