The Constituent Assembly formally began its task of framing the Constitution of India on the 13th of December, 1946 with Jawaharlal Nehru moving the Objectives Resolution. The purpose of the resolution was to “… proclaim India as an Independent Sovereign Republic and to draw up for her future governance a Constitution.” The resolution put forth broad principles that would inform the working of the  Constituent Assembly.The resolution was adopted on the 22nd of January, 1947.


The Objectives Resolution put forward by Nehru and the debates that revolved around it can be accessed in Volume 1 and Volume 2 of the proceedings of the Constituent Assembly Debates.