23 November, 2019
Syllabus subtopic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
News: The NDA govt. is dusting off an Emergency-era provision introduced in the Constitution by Indira Gandhi via her controversial 42nd Amendment- its’s invoking “Fundamental Duties” asking Ministries to spread awareness about them.
Prelims and Mains Focus: about Fundamental Duties and the implications of the govt.’s move
About Fundamental Duties
The Fundamental Duties, inducted as Article 51A under Part-IV A of the Constitution, is inspired from the Constitution of Russia.
Note: Only one of the 11 fundamental duties mentioned under Article 51A was inducted during the Vajpayee govt. as the 86th Constitution Amendment in 2002 about educational opportunities for children.
Source: Indian Express
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