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Time taken by the constituent Assembly to prepare Constitution is 2 years 11 months 17 days.
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The constitution is the supreme law of the land. It is protected by
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The constitution is the supreme law of the land. It is protected by the Supreme Court.
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How many articles were there originally in Constitution of India?
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The Indian constitution is the world’s longest. At its commencement, it had 395 articles in 22 parts and 8 schedules. It is made up of almost 80,000 words. In its current form (September 2012), it has a preamble, 25 parts with 448 articles, 12 schedules, 5 appendices and 100 amendments, the latest of which came into force on 1st August 2015.
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The first attempt to introduce a representative and popular element in the governance of India was made trough:
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The first attempt to introduce a representative and popular element in the governance of India was made trough Indian Council Act, 1861. It was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that transformed the Viceroy of India's executive council into a cabinet run on the portfolio system. This cabinet had six ‘ordinary members’, who each took charge of a separate department in Calcutta's government: home, revenue, military, law, finance, and (after 1874) public works. The military Commander-in-Chief sat in with the council as an extraordinary member. The Executive Council was enlarged by addition of fifth member as Jurist. The Viceroy was allowed, under the provisions of the Act, to overrule the council on affairs if he deemed it necessary, as was the case in 1879, during the tenure of Lord Lytton.
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Separation of the judiciary from the executive has been provided in one of the following parts of the Indian Constitution:
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Independence of judiciary means a fair and neutral judicial system of a country. Article-50 in the Constitution of India, belonging to the Directive Principles of State Policy, deals with separation of judiciary from executive. It says that the State shall take steps to separate the judiciary from the executive in the public services of the State.