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LAW121:CONSTITUTIONAL LAW-I

L:5 T:1 P:0 Credits:6

Course Outcomes: Through this course students should be able to

• Understand the liability and different functions of the state

• Develops an undestanding about the writ petitions

• Explore the relation between uniona and state

Unit I
Preamble and Citizenship : Meaning and objective of preamble, Usefullness of
preamble in interpreting the constitution, Amendment of preamble, Usefulness of
preamble in interpreting the constitution, Keshvananda Bharti v. State of Kerala, AIR
1973 SC 1461, Meaning and importance of citizenship, Modes of acquisition and
termination of citizenship, Indian Medical Association v Union of India AIR 2011 SC
2365
Unit II
Union and State Executive : President, condition and term of office,powers of
president, Qualification,privileges,election and impeachment of president,
Qualification,election,term, removal and functions of vice president, Council of
minister and attorney general of india, Governor,appointment,qualification,tenure and
removal, Powers, relation between governor and council of minister, Council of
ministers and attorney general of India, Kehar Singh V. Union of India AIR 1989 SC
653, Purno Agitok Sangma v Pranab Mukherjee AIR 2013 SC 372
Unit III
Union and State Judiciary : The supreme court,
composition,appointment,impeachement of supreme court judges, Jurisdiction of
supreme court,doctrine of stare decisis,independence of supreme court, The high
court, constitution,appointment,term and removal of judges, Jurisdiction of high
courts ,writs, In Re-Presidential Reference AIR 1999 SC 1, State of Haryana v State
of Punjab, (2004) 12 SCC 673
Unit IV
Union and State Legislature : Parliament,composition,qualification and
disqualification of members, Powers,privileges,immunities of parliament and
members, Functions of the parliament, Composition,qualification and disqualification
of members of state legislature, Legislative procedure, Jaya Bachchan v Union of
India AIR 2006 SC 2119, Union of India v Association for Democratic Reforms AIR
2002 SC 2112
Unit V
Relation between Union and State : Legislative relations,theory of territorial
nexus,doctrine of pith and substance, Administrative relations, Co-ordination between
states, State of Bombay v. R.M.D.C. AIR1957 SC 699, Bharat Hydro Power
Corporation Ltd. v. State of Assam AIR 2004 SC 3173
Unit VI
Emergency Provisions : Proclamation of emergency, Failure of constitutional
machinery in state, Suspension of fundamentals rights in emergency, Financial
emergency, State of Rajasthan v. Union of India AIR 1977 SC1361, S.R.Bommai v.
Union of India AIR 1994 SC1918

Text Books:

1. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OF INDIA by J.N.PANDEY, CENTRAL LAW AGENCY

References:

1. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OF INDIA by M.P.JAIN, WADHWA AND COMPANY

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References:

2. INTRODUCTION TO CONSTITUTION OF INDIA by D.D.BASU, WADHWA AND


COMPANY

3. BARE ACT OF INDIAN CONSTITUTION by UNIVERSAL LAW PUBLISHERS,


UNIVERSAL LAW PUBLISHING CO. PVT. LTD

4. INTRODUCTION TO THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA by BRIJ KISHORE SHARMA,


PHI Learning Pvt Ltd

5. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OF INDIA by PROF. NARENDER KUMNAR, ALLAHABAD


LAW AGENCY

6. P.M.BAKSHI by THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA (POCKET EDITION), UNIVERSAL


LAW PUBLISHING CO. PVT. LTD

7. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OF INDIA by K. C. JOSHI, CENTRAL LAW


PUBLICATIONNo

8. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OF INDIA by KAILASH RAI, CENTRAL LAW


PUBLICATIONNo

9. LECTURES ON CONSTITUTIONAL LAW by SHATAKSHI JOHRI, CENTRAL LAW


PUBLICATIONNo

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