Directive Principles of State Policy and Fundamental Duties

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Topics of Directive Principles of State Policy and Fundamental Duties had become more relevant considering situation prevailing in society.

So its high time to discuss about them.

By the very name we can understand that Directive Principles of State Policy are nothing but principles stated as a directives which should guide the policies framed by the government.

Thus by very statement we can understand that these are just guiding principles hence will not be binding on the government.

They are more like a moral duty then be a legal one.

They are given under Part IV of our constitution and pertains to Article 36 to Article 51.

But you might be knowing by now that constitution defines relationship between State and People.

Thus the way DPSP are duties of State so is Fundamental Duties are duties of Citizens.

Fundamental Duties were not present in our constitution while it comes into existence. But they were added by 42nd constitutional amendment, on the recommendation of Swaran Singh Committee.

They are listed under Article 51A.

They are 11 in number.

Fundamental Duties are also like a moral duty then be a legal one.

To know more about them, you can have a look on the video given below where we had elaborated on both DPSP and Fundamental Duties in great depth.