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List of borrowed Features of the Indian Constitution and their Source Countries

Indian Constitution is often termed as borrowed constitution as many of its features derive their origin from the constitution of other countries.

List of the Indian Constitutional features borrowed from other Countries/Sources_50.1

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A list of such borrowed features and their respective source country is given below:

 

              Source/Country                        Borrowed Features
(I)  British Constitution 1. Parliamentary form of government

2. Rule of Law

3. Legislative Procedure

4. Single Citizenship

5. Cabinet System

6. Prerogative writs

7. Parliamentary Privileges

8. Bi-cameralism

(II) US Constitution 1. Fundamental Rights

2. Independence of Judiciary

3. Judicial Review

4. Impeachment of the President of India

5. Removal of Supreme Court and High Court Judges

6. Post of Vice-president

(III) Irish Constitution 1. Directive Principle of State Policy

2. Nomination of members to Rajya Sabha

3. Method of Election of President

(IV) Canadian Constitution 1. Federation with a strong Centre

2. Vesting of Residuary powers in the Centre

3. Appointments of the state governor by the Centre

4. Advisory Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court

(V) Government of India Act, 1935 1. Federal Scheme of Polity

2. Office of the Governor

3. Judiciary

4. Public Service Commissions

5. Emergency Provisions

6. Administrative details

(VI) Australian Constitution 1. Concurrent list under Seventh Schedule of the Constitution

2. Freedom of Trade, Commerce, and Inter-course

3. Joint sitting of the two Houses of the Parliament

(VII) Weimer Constitution of Germany 1. Suspension of Fundamental Rights during Emergency
(VIII) Soviet Constitution (USSR) 1. Fundamental Duties

2. The ideals of Justice (Social, Economic and Political) in the Preamble.

 

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