Borrowed features of Indian Constitution

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Indian constitution makers adopted best Constitutional provisions from countries across the world and this is what makes it unique but this was not as easy our constitution makers studied, discussed and thought deeply about the existing constitutions of the time than culminated those best of provisions in to Indian constitution.

Features borrowed from the "Constitution of U.K"

S.No Feature
1. Nominal head - President (like Queen)
2. Cabinet System of ministers
3. Post of P.M.
4. Parliamentary type of Government
5. Bicameral Parliament
6. Lower House more powerful
7. Council of Ministers responsible to the Lower House
8. Speaker of Lok Sabha

Features borrowed from the "Constitution of U.S"

S.No. Feature
1. Written Constitution
2. Executive head of the government known as the President and his being the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces
3. Vice President as the ex-officio chairman of Rajya Sabha
4. Fundamental Rights
5. Supreme Court
6. Provision of States
7. Independence of Judiciary and Judiciary Review
8. Preamble
9. Removal of Supreme court and High court judges

Features borrowed from the "Constitution of U.S.S.R"

S.No. Feature
1. Fundamental Duties
2. Five Year Plans

Features borrowed from the "Constitution of Australia"

S.No. Feature
1. Language of the Preamble
2. Concurrent List
3. Provision regarding trade.commerce and intercourse

Features borrowed from the "Constitution of Japan"

S.No Feature
1. Law on which the Supreme Court Functions

Features borrowed from the "Weimer Constitution of Germany"

S.No Feature
1. Suspension of Fundamental Rights during Emergency

Features borrowed from the "Constitution of Canada"

S.No Feature
1. Scheme of Federation within a strong Centre
2. Distribution of powers between the Centre and the States and placing the Residuary powers with the Centre.
 

Features borrowed from the "Constitution of Ireland"

S.No Feature
1. Concept of Directive Principles of State policy
2. Method of Election of President
3. Nomination of members of Rajya Sabha by the President

 

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