Article 31C: Saving of laws giving effect to certain directive principles - Constitution of India

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Article 31C: Saving of laws giving effect to certain directive principles - Constitution of India

Article 31C: Saving of laws giving effect to certain directive principles - Constitution of India

This provision was not included in the Constitution of India, 1950. It was later inserted by the Constitution (Twenty-fifth Amendment) Act, 1971.

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Notwithstanding anything contained in article 13, no law giving effect to the policy of the State towards securing all or any of the principles laid down in Part IV shall be deemed to be void on the ground that it is inconsistent with, or takes away or abridges any of the rights conferred by article 14 or article 19; and no law containing a declaration that it is for giving effect to such policy shall be called in question in any court on the ground that it does not give effect to such policy:

Provided that where such law is made by the Legislature of a State, the provisions of this article shall not apply thereto unless such law, having been reserved for the consideration of the President, has received his assent.


Explanation of Article 31C: Saving of laws giving effect to certain directive principles - Constitution of India

Article 31C of the Indian Constitution deals with saving of laws that give effect to certain directive principles outlined in Part IV of the Constitution.

Key Points

Context and Implications

Article 31C safeguards laws aimed at realizing Directive Principles from being struck down on limited grounds of inconsistency with Articles 14 and 19 rights. It helps balance fundamental rights with directive principles.

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