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Q1. What is its full form? -- Directive Principles of State Policy. Q2. From which country is it borrowed? -- Ireland (Which had c...

Directive Principles of State Policy – Facts relevant for UPSC Prelims




Q1. What is its full form?-- Directive Principles of State Policy.

Q2. From which country is it borrowed?-- Ireland (Which had copied it from Spanish Constitution)

Q3. How many articles are under DPSP?-- Article 36-51 belong to DPSP

Q4. Which part in Indian Constitution deals with DPSP?-- Part-IV belongs to DPSP

Q5. How many types of DPSP are there?--
There are three types:
1. Socialist
2. Gandhian
3. Liberal-Intellectual

Q6. Have Directive Principles ever amended?-- Yes, 42nd Amendment Act, 44th Amendment Act, and 86th Amendment Act have added/deleted a few DPSPs.

Q7. Are DPSP justiciable? -- No, DPSPs are non-justiciable in nature.

Q8. Are DPSP sub-ordinate to Fundamental Rights?-- There is a balance between both. Fundamental Rights can be amended to implement Directive Principles until it does not harm basic structure of the Constitution.

Q9. Who described DPSP as ‘novel feature’ of Constitution?-- Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

Q10. From where does Indian DPSPs find its motivation? -- Irish Home Rule Movement

Q11. What are the recent developments in favor of DPSPs?--
There are various such acts enacted to enforce DPSP. They are:
· Prevention of Atrocities Act (In favor of Article 46)
· Minimum Wages Act (In favor of Article 43)
· Consumer Protection Act
· Equal Remuneration Act (In favor of Article 39)

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