Effectiveness of Directive Principles of State Policy

18 Pages Posted: 10 Feb 2011

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Sharmendra Chaudhry

National Law School of India University (NLSIU)

Date Written: February 9, 2011


The directive principles of state policy are the guidelines for the union and state governments of India and are supposed to be considered by them while framing any laws & policies. The directive principles are contained in part fourth of the Indian constitution but cannot be claimed as a matter of right by the citizens of India i.e. cannot be enforced in a court of law but the essence of these principles is taken as being elementary for governing the country & hence a duty has been imposed on the states to consider these principles while framing any laws so as to build a society which believes in promoting equality and justice. These principles are basically an inspiration taken from the Irish constitution & Ghandian philosophy and they aim at to promote social fairness, economic benefits, foreign policies and strong legal and administrative management.

Keywords: Directive Principles of State Policy, DPSP, Directives, Article 37, Part IV of the Constitution

JEL Classification: K10

Suggested Citation

Chaudhry, Sharmendra, Effectiveness of Directive Principles of State Policy (February 9, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1758849 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1758849

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