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LLB (Hons) 3 Year IV Constitutional Law- II  

 

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW – II

Module – I  The Union & State Executive

   The Union Executive –

The President

1.1         Election, Qualifications& Terms of Office of President

1.2         Privileges, Powers and Duties of President

1.3         Impeachment of President

              The Vice – President

1.4         Qualifications & Election of Vice-President

1.5         Functions& Terms of Office of Vice – President

              Council of Ministers

1.6         Appointment of Ministers

1.7         Council of Ministers & Cabinet

1.8         The Individual, Collective, Legal & Ministerial Responsibility

1.9         President’s relation with the Council of Ministers

Attorney General of India& Comptroller and Auditor-General of India

               The State Executive

1.10       Appointment, Powers & Qualificationsof Governor

1.11       The Council of Ministers

1.12       The Advocate General

Module – II Union & State Legislature

The Union Legislature – Parliament

  • Composition of Parliament & Houses of Parliament
  • Duration & Sessions of the Houses of Parliament
  • Qualification for Membership of Parliament
  • Powers of Speaker, Deputy speaker & Chairman
  • Ordinary, Money Bills& Financial Bills
  • Parliament’s Control over Financial System- Committee on Estimates, Committee on Public Accounts, Consolidated Fund of India & Contingency Fund of India

The State Legislature

  • Composition & Duration of State Legislature
  • Qualification of Membership of State Legislature

Module – III         Union & State Judiciary

 The Union – Supreme Court

  • Composition of Supreme court
  • Qualifications &Appointment of Supreme Court Judges & National Judicial Appointment Commission
  • Impeachment of Judge of Supreme court
  • Jurisdiction of Supreme court- Original, Writ, Appellate, Advisory
  • Powers to Punish for Contempt &Concept of Curative Petition

The State – High Court 

  • Appointment, Transfer of Judge of High Court
  • Terms of Office& Removal of Judge of High Court
  • Jurisdiction& Powers of High Court

Module –IV           Relations between Union & the State

  • Distribution of Legislative & Executive Powers
  • Distribution of Financial Powers& Finance Commissions
  • Administrative relations between the Union & States
  • Inter-State Relations & Freedom of Trade & Commerce
  • Emergency Provisions

–        Proclamation of Emergency & its Termination

–        Kinds of Emergency & Judicial Review

Module – V           Trade commerce and intercourse within the territory of India

  • Freedom of Trade, Commerce & intercourse
  • Power of the Parliament to impose restrictions on trade commerce and intercourse.

 

Module – VI     Services under the Union and the states

6.1         Recruitment and conditions of service of persons serving the Union or a state.

6.2         Tenure of the office of persons serving the Union or a state.

6.3         Dismissal, removal or reduction in rank of civil servants.

 

Module – VII   Emergency Provisions

7.1         Proclamation of Emergency

7.2         Provisions in case of failure of constitutional machinery in states

7.3         Exercise of Legislative powers under proclamation issued under Art. 356

7.4         Suspension of provisions of Art.19 and suspension of enforcement of fundamental rights.

7.5         Financial Emergency

Suggested Reading: 

  1. N. Shukla, Constitution of India, Eastern Book Agency, 2014
  2. P. Jain, Indian Constitutional Law, Lexis Nexis, 2013
  3. D. Basu, Introduction to the Indian Constitution of India, (20th Ed. 2009)
  4. M. Seervai, Constitutional Law of India, Universal Law Publishing Co., Reprint 2013
  5. Glanville Austin, Indian Constitution – cornerstone of the Nations, Oxford University Press, 1999
  6. M. Bakshi, The Constitution of India, Universal Law Publishing Co., 2014
  7. D. Basu, Shorter Constitution of India (14th Ed. 2008, reprint 2010)