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BLOG Editorial team 14 April 2023

We are excited to announce the launch of Constitutionofindia.net 3.0 on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti 2023! This latest version features significant upgrades in functionality, an expanded range of resources, and a comprehensive redesign aimed at emphasizing accessibility and readability.

Founding of India's Republic: Continuity or Departure from Civilisation?

BLOG Vineeth Krishna 1 June 2023

The Sengol ceremony during the new Parliament's inauguration was an attempt to depict India's founding as a continuation of its civilisational heritage. Did the Founders perceive India's transformation in similar vein?

The Constituent Assembly’s Concerns over President’s Ordinance Powers

BLOG Siddharth Jha 22 May 2023

Last Friday, the President promulgated an ordinance overturning a significant Supreme Court judgment. Did our Constitution framers intend for the ordinance powers to be used in such a manner?

Delhi and Washington: The Two Capitals' Pursuit of Self-Governance

BLOG Vineeth Krishna 19 May 2023

This piece draws parallels between India and the United States, examining the historical debates and current developments surrounding self-government for the capital cities.

Constitution Day Campaign at Kozhikode, Kerala

EVENT REPORT By Siddharth Jha 23-24 January 2023

The ConstitutionofIndia.net team organized a Mock Parliament and a Constitution Quiz for students across Kozhikode as part of the District Administration's Constitution Day Campaign.

The Making of India’s Constitution

VIDEO 15 August 2021

Watch this exclusive animated video that traces the long history of Indian constitution-making and highlights the radical constitutional choices made by the Indian Constituent Assembly.

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Article 123

Article 123: Power of President to promulgate Ordinances during recess of Parliament

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Constituent Assembly Debates

Volume 7

36 DEBATES

04 Nov 1948 - 08 Jan 1949

This volume contains 36 sittings held from November 1948 to January 1949. The first sitting, which took place on November 4, 1948, was a pivotal moment in the Constituent Assembly’s work. B.R. Ambedkar presented the Draft Constitution of India to the Constituent Assembly and delivered a landmark speech.
Historical Constitutions

Political Demands of Scheduled Castes 1944 (SCF)

B.R Ambedkar, the founder of the All India Scheduled Castes Federation (SCF), appended this document to his 1945 book 'What the Congress and Gandhi have done to the Untouchables'. The document comprises a series of resolutions passed by the SCF's Working Committee that demanded constitutional protections for Schedules Caste community.

Committee Reports

Report of the Sub-Committee on Fundamental Rights

16 April 1947

This Report was the first version of what would become our Constitution's Fundamental Rights chapter. It contained 45 Articles including rights to equality, freedom, religion and constitutional remedies.

Explore how the Indian Constitution was made

STAGES

First Session of the Constituent Assembly

13 DEC 1946 - 22 JAN 1947

Stage 1

Committee Stages and Second Session of Constituent Assembly Debates

27 FEB 1947 - 30 AUG 1947

Stage 2

Draft Constitution by the Constitutional Adviser

01 FEB 1947 - 31 OCT 1947

Stage 3

First Draft Constitution

27 OCT 1947 - 21 FEB 1948

Stage 4

Public Circulation of First Draft

21 FEB 1948 - 26 OCT 1948

Stage 5

Debates on the Draft Constitution

4 NOV 1948

Stage 6

Second Reading of the Draft Constitution

14 NOV 1948 - 17 OCT 1949

Stage 7

Revision of the Draft Constitution

Stage 8

Third Reading of Drafting Constitution

14 NOV 1949 - 26 NOV 1949

Stage 9

Enactment and Adoption of the Constitution of India

26 JAN 1950

Stage 10
INSTITUTIONS

Constituent Assembly

The Constitution making process was organised around the deliberations of the Constituent Assembly. On 9 December 1946, the Constituent Assembly sat for the first time. In the span of 2 years and 11 months, it completed its task of framing India's Constitution. During this period the Constituent Assembly had 11 sessions and sat for a total of 167 days.

PEOPLE
Only Dalit Female Member of Constituent Assembly, Eminent Social Activist

Constituent Assembly Members

Dakshayani Velayudhan

1912 - 1978

Prominent Dalit Freedom fighter, Independent India's first Labour Minister

Constituent Assembly Members

Jagjivan Ram

1908 - 1986

Constituent Assembly Members

P. Kakkan

1909 - 1981

THE CONSTITUTION MUSEUM

1946 | B. R. Ambedkar on the Muslim League’s Absence from the Constituent Assembly

Audio

1947 | Hansa Jivraj Mehta’s Speech Presenting India’s National Flag

Audio

1946 | Jaipal Singh Munda Congratulates Rajendra Prasad on Being Elected as the Assembly’s President

Audio
Events
Quiz

Constitution Day Campaign | Kozhikode | Mock Parliament and Quiz

Kozhikode

Event Report
23 Jan 2023
Quiz

Gauhati Medical College Wins Grand Finale of ConQuest 2022

Christ (Deemed to be) University, Bengaluru

Event Report
03 Dec 2022
Quiz

National Law School of India University Wins South Zone Prelims, Reaches ConQuest 2022 Finals

St. Joseph's College of Law

Event Report
26 Nov 2022

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