Borrowed Features Of Indian Constitution

From United Kingdom (UK)

Below is the list of features borrowed from the constitution of United Kingdom (UK)

  • Nominal Head – President (like Queen)
  • Cabinet System of Ministers
  • Post of PM
  • Parliamentary Type of Govt.
  • Bicameral Parliament
  • Lower House more powerful
  • Council of Ministers responsible to Lowe House
  • Speaker in Lok Sabha

From United States Of America (U.S.A)

  • Written Constitution
  • Executive head of state known as President and his being the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces
  • Vice- President as the ex-officio Chairman of Rajya Sabha
  • Fundamental Rights
  • Supreme Court
  • Provision of States
  • Independence of Judiciary and judicial review
  • Preamble
  • Removal of the Supreme court and High court Judges

From Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

  • Fundamental Duties
  • Five-year Plan

From Australia

  • Concurrent list
  • Language of the preamble
  • The provision regarding trade, commerce and intercourse

From Japan

  • Law on which the Supreme Court function

From Weimer Constitution Of Germany

  • Suspension of Fundamental Rights during the emergency

From Canada

  • Scheme of federation with a strong centre
  • Distribution of powers between the centre and the states and placing. Residuary Powers with the centre

From Ireland

  • Concept of Directive Principles of State’s Policy(Ireland borrowed it from SPAIN)
  • Method of election of President
  • The nomination of members in the Rajya Sabha by the President

From South Africa

  • Amendment Of the Indian Constitution

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