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Examine the salient features of the Indian independence act (1947) relating to the transfer of power.

Topic : The Freedom Struggle —  its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.

2. Examine the salient features of the Indian independence act (1947) relating to the transfer of power. (250 words)

Reference: Struggle for India’s Independence by Bipin Chandra

Why the question:

The question is from the static portions of GS paper I and aims to analyse the Indian independence act (1947) relating to the transfer of power.

Key Demand of the question:

Answer should direct provisions which explain transfer of power.

Directive:

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Write introductory lines on why and what led to passage of act.

Body:

Write important provisions which are related to transfer of power. For instance it ended the British rule in India and declared India as an independent and sovereign state from August 15, 1947. It abolished the office of viceroy, abolished the office of the secretary of state for India etc.

It aimed to empower India to legislate for the territory till the new constitutions were drafted and enforced.

Conclusion:

Conclude with optimistic lines that Independence Act of 1947 represents sacrifice and struggle of national leaders, peasants, women and children. It was a hard earned gift given to us by our freedom forefathers.