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Seventh Edition of this book has undergone thorough revision. It incorporates the 99th Amendment to the Constitution as also the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act, 2014. These Acts have paved the way to a new method of appointment of judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts. These Acts are likely to come into force soon.
All important decisions of the Supreme Court reported till the end of December 2014 have been duly referred and cited.
The book has been well received as a text for the students of LL.B. and LL.M. It is specifically designed to serve the needs of candidates appearing for Civil Services and Judicial Services examination. It gives a thought provoking and update overview of the Constitution.
What is New to the Seventh Edition
1. New procedure for appointment of judges of Supreme Court and the High Courts.
2. The Constitution 99th Amendment Act, 2014 and the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act, 2014--included.
3. A new chapter devoted to Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
4. Mentioning the helpful role of USA in India's freedom struggle.
5. New chapter on Cooperative Societies and The Constitution 97th Amendment Act.
6. Validating an invalid law.
7. Compulsory retirement is not punishment.
8. Power of Supreme Court under Art. 142.
9. Continuous mandamus.
10. A note on Democracy and Socialism.
11. Events before the Framing of the Constitution (Chapter 1) completely revised.
12. Principles for judging Constitutional validity.
13. Fresh comments on 3 famous cases (Mandal case, Bommai case and A.D.M. Jabalpur case).
14. Difference between Government and a Corporation.
15. Disciplinary proceedings against subordinate judiciary.
16. Numerous other updates and comments.
About the Author
BRIJ KISHORE SHARMA, Former Chairman, Copyright Board. Earlier he was Chairman, National Book Trust (NBT), India. He worked with distinction as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Law, Govt. of India. He has more than a decade of experience in teaching LL.B. and LL.M. courses and has lectured in various universities and training institutes across the country.
He has authored three more books in English viz. Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Indian Law, Human Rights Covenants and Indian Law and Charter of the United Nations and the Statute of International Court of Justice. He has
seven books to his credit including Bharat Ka Samvidhan--Ek Parichay, 10th ed., Vidhi Shastra--Ek Adhyayan, Vidhi Bhasha Prabodh (Learning Legal Language) and Vidhi Ki Shabdavali Aur Vidhi Ka Anuvad. He has been honoured for original writing in Hindi.
Table of Contents:
Preface to the First Edition
Table of Cases
1. Events Before the Framing of the Constitution
2. Salient Features of the Constitution
3. The Federal System
4. The Preamble
5. Territory of the Union and Formation of States
7. Fundamental Rights
8. Directive Principles of State Policy
9. Fundamental Duties
10. The Union Executive
11. The Union Legislature
12. The State Executive
13. State Legislatures
14. The Judiciary
15. The Supreme Court of India
16. The High Courts
17. Union Territories
18. Local Government
19. The Cooperative Societies
20. Relations between the Union and the States
21. Property, Contract and Suits -- Government Liability
22. Right to Property
23. Freedom of Trade, Commerce and Intercourse
24. Services under the Union and the States
25. Public Service Commissions
27. Official Language
28. Emergency Provisions
29. Amendment of the Constitution
30. Defections --Tenth Schedule
31. Special Provisions Relating to Certain Classes'
32. Delegated Legislation
33. Natural Justice
34. Public Interest Litigation
35. Comptroller and Auditor General of India