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Annexure CD 01

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Session Plan

Module Name

Module I: Introduction to
Constitution

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Concept, Relevance, Constitutionalism,


Sources of Constitution, Evolution of
Constitutional scheme in India: Focus on
developments from 1935 to 1950,
Aims/Objectives and Salient features of the
Indian Constitution; Principles of Federalism;
Nature of the Indian Constitution- Federal,
Quasi-federal or Unitary; Co-operative
Federalism. Principle of separation of powers,
Rule of law.

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Topic
Concept and Need for Constitution;
Difference between Constitution and
Ordinary Legislation
Drafting of Indian Constitution: Historical
Perspective Evolution of constitutional
thought down hi
Overview of the Constitutional text with
emphasis on concepts of Sovereignty,
democracy, republic,
Concepts of Federalism and Unitary
system. Analysis of Indian Constitution with
respect to its syst

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Difference between Constitution and


Constitutional Law; Concept of
Constitutionalism
Principle of separation of powers genesis
- executive- legislative and the judiciary
Principle of separation of powers and its
reflection in the Indian Constitution with
relevant case
Concept of Rule of Law
Concept of Rule of Law and Indian
Constitution
Preamble and Amendment of Preamble
Role of Preamble in interpretation of
Constitution Whether Pream

Module II: Distribution of


Powers between Centre and
States

Distribution of powers between Centre and


States (Art. 245-255, Schedule VII)
Legislative Powers, Administrative Powers,
Financial Powers, Doctrines of Territorial
nexus; Principles of Interpretation of listsHarmonious construction, Pith and substance,
plenary power, Ancillary power and colorable
exercise of power; Residuary Power, Doctrine
of Repugnancy Overview of Panchayati Raj
Provisions Freedom of Trade and Commerce.

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Centre-State Relationship: Overview of Part


XI & Part XII of Indian Constitution

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Article 245 Doctrine of Territorial Nexus


CASES:
Article 245 Doctrine of Territorial Nexus
CASES: a. Wallace v. Income Tax
Commissioner, Bombay AIR
Article 245 Doctrine of Territorial Nexus
CASES: a. Wallace v. Income Tas
Commissioner, Bombay AIR
Article 246: Distribution of Law Making
Powers; VII Schedule Union List, State List
and Concurrent
Principles of Interpretation of Lists
Predominance of the Union List Doctrine
of Harmonious Con
Doctrine of Pith and Substance CASES: 1.
Prafulla Kumar v. Bank of Commerce (AIR
1947 PC 60) 2. St
Doctrine of Pith and Substance 3. State of
Rajasthan v. G. Chawla (AIR 1959 SC 544).
4. D.N. Baner
Concept of Colourable Legislation i. K.C.
Gajapati Narayan Deo v. State of Orissa
(AIR 1953 SC 375
Article 254: Doctrine of Repugnancy CASES
1. M. Karunanidhi v. Union of India (AIR
1979 SC 898.) 2.

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Parliaments Power to legislate of State


Subjects 1. Article 248 Case: Union of India
v. H.S Dhillo
Parliaments Power to legislate of State
Subjects 1. Article 248 Case: Union of India
v. H.S Dhillo
Administrative relations between the
Centre and State: articles 256, 257, 258,
258 A, 262 and 263
Part XII of the Indian Constitution: Financial
Relation a. Centres dominant position in
relation to
Part XII of the Indian Constitution: Financial
Relation a. Centres dominant position in
relation to
Institution of Panchayat Overview of
developments from 1956 till passing of
73rd Constitutional Ame
Objective of this provision CASE: Atiabari
Tea Co. v. State of Assam AIR 1951 SC 232
Restriction
Objective of this provision CASE: Atiabari
Tea Co. v. State of Assam AIR 1951 SC 232
Restriction

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Module III : Union and State


Executive and Legislature

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Union Executive, President: Appointment, Election,


Removal, conditions of service; Powers of president focus
-on ordinance, pardon, emergency; Assessment of relevance
of presidential office on governance; Council of ministers and
Prime minister: Appointment, Conditions, functioning,
collective responsibility, dismissal of cabinet minister; Office
of Attorney General: Significance, Appointment, functions,
Conditions; State executive; Governor: Appointment,
Removal, Powers, State cabinet dismissal; governors role in
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the context of Centre state relations. (Art 79-122). Union
Legislature: Lok Sabha, Composition, functioning,
membership, qualifications and disqualifications, Dissolution
of, Effect; Bills: Procedure for the passage; Privileges of
legislature; State legislature: functioning, dissolution; Anti
defection law and its impact. (Arts. 168-212). Amendment
concept of, formal and informal amendment (judicial
interpretation), power and procedure of amendment;
Doctrine of basic structure.
Topic

President: Election & Removal; Conditions


of Service Ram Jawaya Kapur v. State of
Punjab, AIR 1955
President: Election & Removal; Conditions
of Service Ram Jawaya Kapur v. State of
Punjab, AIR 1955
Powers of President Executive Powers,
Military Powers, Diplomatic Powers,
Legislative Power (emphas
Power of President Pardoning Power Maru
Ram v. Union of India (1981) 1 SCC 107

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Kehar Singh v. Unio


Power of President: Emergency Power State
of Rajasthan v. Union of India, AIR 1977 SC
1361 S. R. Bom
Prime minister & Council of Minister:
Appointment & Functioning: Collective
responsibility and Indi
Concept of Presidential & Parliamentary
forms of Government Position of President
vis--vis the Co
Concept of Presidential & Parliamentary
forms of Government Position of President
vis--vis the Co
Office of Attorney General: Significance,
Appointment, functions.
Office of governor; appointment, removal,
tenure etc. B.P Singhal v. Union of India
(2010) 6 SCC 331
Powers of Governor: Executive, Financial,
Legislative (Ordinance making), Pardoning,
State of Guja
Union Legislature: Lok Sabha & Rajya
Sabha Composition, Membership,
Qualification and Disqualificati
Articles 105 and 194 Cases: P.V Narsimha
Rao v. State AIR 1998 SC 2120 K.A.

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Nambiar v. Chief Sec. G


Articles 105 and 194 Cases: P.V Narsimha
Rao v. State AIR 1998 SC 2120 K.A.
Nambiar v. Chief Sec. G
Procedure of Legislation Different Kinds
of Bills Three Stage Reading for Passing
of Bill D
Procedure of Legislation Different Kinds
of Bills Three Stage Reading for Passing
of Bill D
Anti defection law- Schedule X Doctrine of
Severability CASE: Kihoto Hollohon v.
Zachillhu, AIR 1993
Anti defection law- Schedule X Doctrine of
Severability CASE: Kihoto Hollohon v.
Zachillhu, AIR 1993
Meaning and Need of Amendment Types of
Amendment- formal & informal (Judicial
interpretation)
Article 368: Power and procedure of
amendment
Amendment of Part III of the Constitution a.
Shankari Prasad v. Union of India AIR 1951
SC 455 b. S
Amendment of Part III of the Constitution a.
Shankari Prasad v. Union of India AIR 1951

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SC 455 b. S
Doctrine of Basic Structure a.
Keshavnanada Bharti v. State of Kerala
(1973) b. M.Nagraj v. Union of
Doctrine of Basic Structure a.
Keshavnanada Bharti v. State of Kerala
(1973) b. M.Nagraj v. Union of

Module IV: Union and State


Judiciary

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Union Judiciary: Supreme Court Judges:


Appointment, removal, impeachment;
jurisdiction of Supreme Court: Original,
appellate, advisory, Court of Record;
Assessment of independence of judiciary;
State judiciary: High Court Judges:
Appointment, transfer, removal, promotion;
High Court jurisdiction, Art. 226, writs;
Subordinate judiciary: (Arts. 124 -147) (Arts.
214 to 237).
Topic

Union Judiciary: Appointment and Transfer of


Judges in higher Judiciary (Supreme Court
and High Cour
Union Judiciary: Appointment and Transfer of
Judges in higher Judiciary (Supreme Court
and High Cour
Removal of Judges/Impeachment (Process

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under Indian Constitution and Judges Inquiry


Act, 1968) K. Ve
Removal of Judges/Impeachment (Process
under Indian Constitution and Judges Inquiry
Act, 1968) K. Ve
Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court Court of
Record, Original, Appellate, Special Leave
Petition, A
Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court Court of
Record, Original, Appellate, Special Leave
Petition, A
Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court Court of
Record, Original, Appellate, Special Leave
Petition, A

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