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Unlike Fundamental Rights, which are justiciable and can be enforced by the courts, DPSPs are non-justiciable, meaning that citizens cannot directly approach the courts to enforce them. Discuss.

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

1. Unlike Fundamental Rights, which are justiciable and can be enforced by the courts, DPSPs are non-justiciable, meaning that citizens cannot directly approach the courts to enforce them. Discuss. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 2 and mentioned as part of Mission-2024 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the concept of DPSP and their classification while commenting on their criticism and making it justiciable.

Directive:

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: 

Start by explaining what DPSP’s are.

Body:

First, in detail, Discuss the Directive Principles of State Policy, its importance in the Indian Constitution and the history of its conflict with Fundamental Rights.

Next, classify them in detail; Socialistic Principles, Gandhian Principles and Liberal-Intellectual Principles.

Next, write in detail about the criticisms against it. Comment on making certain DPSPs as justiciable and scope for it.

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarising and giving a balanced view on DPSPs.