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Sources Of The Constitution

The Constitution of India incorporates the best features of each of the Constitutions of different jurisdictions across the world, by suitably modifying them in such a way so as to avoid any uncertainty or shortcomings that existed in the said Constitutions. It can also be labelled as “borrowed” Constitution. In the Constituent Assembly Dr. B. R. Ambedkar stated that, ‘there is nothing to be ashamed of in borrowing what suits us best’.

  • Our Constitution embodies the Independence of Judiciary, Fundamental Rights and Judicial Review, based upon the American Constitution.
  • The Parliamentary form of Government, Cabinet system and the Rule of law are adopted from United Kingdom.
  • The Provisions relating to emergency from the German Reich and the Government of India Act, 1935 along with the federal scheme.
  • The Federal system with a strong Centre was acquired from Canada.
  • The Directive Principles of State Policy were another remarkable features imbibed from the Constitution of Eire.