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The making of India’s Constitution was a carnival of democracy. In this context, discuss the changing contours of India’s constitutional morality.

Topic: Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.

3. The making of India’s Constitution was a carnival of democracy. In this context, discuss the changing contours of India’s constitutional morality. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate.

Reference: Live Mint

Why the question:

President Ram Nath Kovind will lead the celebrations of Constitution Day on Friday at the Central Hall of Parliament House. As a part of the Constitution Day celebrations on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the distinguished gathering and participate in the programmes that will be organised in the Parliament and Vigyan Bhawan.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the importance of micro irrigation, issues in it and measures to overcome the issues.

Directive word: 

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving brief about the process of drafting and adoption of Indian constitution.

Body:

First, explain constitutional morality – adherence to the core principles of the constitutional democracy, effective coordination between conflicting interests of different people and the administrative cooperation to resolve the amicably without any confrontation amongst the various groups working for the realization of their ends at any cost; public conscience, moral order and constitutional morality- ethics of politicians etc

Next, discuss the sources of constitutional morality in India. Text of the Constitution; Constitutional Assembly debates; Events that took place during the framing of the Constitution; and Case Law History and based upon which are changing contours of constitutional morality. Use examples to justify your points.

Conclusion:

Conclude by stressing on the importance of constitutional morality.