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Constitutional Law-II

Scheme of Lectures
A birds eye view of Constitutional Law-II Syllabus

Hour 1

Module 1. Federalism: Hours 12


Nature, Indian practice, Essential characters, Distinction from USA,
Whether federalism and Union State relation are basic structure, Separation of powerDistribution of Legislative power, Territorial, Nexus, Delegation, Subject matter, The three lists,
Principles of Interpretation, Broad and liberal, Predominance of Union List, Residuary power.
Doctrines of pith and Substance, Colourable legislation and Repugnancy
Administrative relations between the Union and States Union Control over States.
Kesavananda Bharati Vs Kerala (1973), Indira Nehru Gandhi Vs Raj Narayan(1975), Bihar
Vs Mukund sah (2000), Valasmma Paul Vs Cochin University(1996), Wallace Brothers Vs
IT Commr. Bombay (1948), AH Wadia Vs ITC Bombay(1949), Bombay Vs RMDC(1957),
In Re Delhi Laws Act (1951), Ramjawayya Kapur Vs Punjab(1955), Edward mills Vs Ajmir
(1955), Hamadard dawakhana Vs UOI (1960), Gwalior Rayon Mills Vs Asst. Commr. Sales
Tax (1974), W.B. Vs UOI(1963), Mysore Vs D.Achaiah Chetty(1967), Gujarat University
VS Krishna(1963), DAV college Vs Punjab(1955), Prafulla Kumar Mukherji Vs Bank of
Khulna (1947), Bombay Vs F.N BAlsara(1951), Bihar Vs Kameswar Singh (1952), K.T.
Moopil Nair Vs Kerala(1961), M. Karunanidhi Vs UOI(1979), Zaveribhai VS
Bombay(1954).
Module 2. The President, Vice President and Governors:
Hours 6
Election, Qualifications, Privileges, and powers Impeachment
Constitutional Position of the President, Election of Vice President
Appointment of Governors Role.
UN Rao Vs Indira Gandhi(1971), Punjab Vs Joginder Singh(1990), Kehar Singh Vs
UOI(1982), R.K.Garg Vs UOI(1981), TV reddy vs AP(1985), Dr. N.B.Khare VS Election
Commission of India(1957), In Re Presidential Election(1958), DC Wadhwa Vs
Bihar(1987),Ak Roy Vs UOI(1982), KM Nanavathi VS Bombay(1961), Khuljeet Singh Vs
Lt.Governor, Delhi(1982),Sher Singh Vs Punjab(1983), Jumman Khan Vs UP(1991),Epuru
Sudhakar Vs AP(2006) .
Module 3. The Council of Ministers: Hours 6
Formation, Appointment of Prime Minister/ Chief Minister - Size, Disqualification,
Functions, Collective Responsibility, Confidentiality, Duties of Prime Minister/ Chief
Minister.
Samsher Vs Punjab(1974), S.P.Gupta Vs UOI(1982), KM Sharma Vs Devi Lal(1990),
Karnataka Vs UOI(1978), Punjab Vs Joginder(1990, Satpal Vs Haryana(2000), Bharat Coal
Vs Bihar (1990), SP Anand Vs HD Dedeve Gowda(1997), S.R. Chauhan Vs Punjab(2001),
B.R. Kapoor Vs TN(2001)
Module 4. The Parliament and State Legislatures:

Hours 6

Composition The Council of States(R.S), The House of the People(L.S), Qualification


Office of Profit, Anti defection Law- Officers of Parliament powers , Privileges and functions

Sessions, Conduct of Business, Special procedure on money Bill and Financial matters,
Budget- Uni and Bicomeral Legislative system at the States.
UN Rao Vs Indira Gandhi(1971), ING Vs Rajnarayan(1975), Pashupathi Vs
Nem(1984),Dilip Vs MP(1976), Bhagwati Vs Rajeev(1986), Union Vs Gopal (1978),
Kiran Vs Sanjeev(1970),Sushil Kumar Vs Rakesh Kumar(2004), S.R.Bommai Vs
UOI(1994),Election Commission Vs Subramanium Swamy(1996), Purushottam Vs
Kerela(1962), Bharat Seva Ashram VS Gujarat(1987), Jaya Bachan VsUOI(2006),
Kihota Vs Zachilhu(1992).
Module 5 The Judiciary:

Hours 6

The Supreme Court, High Courts and Subordinate Courts, Nature of Indian Judicial
System, Appointment of Supreme Court Judges and Cheif Justice of India
Jurisdictions of the Supreme Court, Judicial system in the States, Appointment,
conditions of office, Transfer of a Judge- Removal.
In Re Presidential reference(1999), SP Gupta Vs UOI(1982), Pedda Narayan Vs
UP(1975), Rajan Vs Bihar(1991), Mahesh Vs Delhi(1991), Balakrishna Vs
Mahata(1991), J.Ranga Swamy Vs AP(1990), Ashish Handa Vs C.J.of Pand H High
Court(1996), K. Ashok Reddy Vs Govt of India(1994), Sodhi Vs UOI(1991), Fertilizer
Corp Vs UOI(1994), K. Veera Swamy Vs UOI(1978), C. Ravi Chandran Iyer Vs Justice
AM Bhattacharjee(1995), Karnataka Vs UOI(1978), UOI Vs Shiromani Gurudwara
Committee, AR Antuloy Vs RS Nayak(1986), Delhi Judicial Service Asso Vs
Gujarat(1991), Union Carbide Corp Vs UOI(1991), In Re Cauvery water Disputes
Tribunal(1992), Ismail Faruqui VS UOI(1994).
Module 6 Finance, Property, Govt. Contracts and Suits:

Hours 5

Financial Management between the Centre and States, Tax and Fee, Tax sharing, Grants
in Aid Tax for the States - Restriction on taxing power of the States, Inter
Governmental Tax Immunities Finance Commission Borrowing power Sarkaria
Commission on Tax sharing.
Coffee board, Banglore Vs Jt.Commercial Tax office(1979), Benami brothers Vs
UOI(1974), WB Vs UOI(1974).
Module 7 Trade, Commerce and Intercourse

Hours 3

Freedom of trade in a federal country Restriction and power of Regulation.


Atiabari Tea Co. Vs Assam(1951), Automobile Transport Vs Rajasthan(1962), Mysore
Vs Sanjeevaiah(1967), G.K.Krishna Vs T.N(1975), Bihar Vs H.P.Debuka(1989), CIT
Vs Shelly Products(2003).
Module 8 Services-: Hours 4
Civil service Conditions Doctrine of service at pleasure Limitations No dismissal by
Subordinate authority to the appointing Authority Reasonable opportunity Service
Tribunals Public Service commissions.

Santosh Kumar Dutt Vs Dy.Commr. of Police, Kolkata; Purushottam Lal Vs


UOI(1958), Debesh Chandra Vs UOI(1970), K. Nagraj Vs AP(1985), Divisional
personal officer, S.Rly Vs T.R.Challappan (1976), UOI Vs Tulasiram Patel(1985), S.P.
Sampath Kumar Vs UOI(1987), L. Chandra Kumar Vs UOI(1997), TN Cauvery
Sangam Vs UOI(1994)
Module 9 Emergency Provisions:

Hours 4

National, State and Financial - Proclamation, Duration, revocation, Consequences


Union State relation during emergency.
MM Pathak Vs UOI(1978), Makhan Singh Vs Punjab(1964), Rammanohar Lohia Vs
Bihar(1996), ADM Jabalpur Vs Shivkant Shukla(1976), Sarbanad Sonowal Vs
UOI(2005) Rajasthan Vs UOi(1977), S.R.Bommai Vs UOI(1994), Rameswar Prasad
Vs UOI(2006)
Module

10 Constitutional Institutions

Hours 5

Election commission Comptroller and Auditor General Attorney General


National Commission for SCs and STs.
K vasundevan Nair VS UOI(1990), CAG VS Mohan(1991), Jaisankar Prasad VS
Bihar(1993)
Module 11 Amendment of the Constitution

Hours 2

Implications on Federal Structure.


Kesavananda Bharati, Indira Nehru Gandhi, Minerva Mills, Wamana Rao, L. Chandra
Kumar, M.Nagraj and I R Coelho cases.
Total number of hours 60
Suggested Readings :
HM Seervai
MP Jain
VN Shukla
TK Tope
DD Basu
JN Pandey