IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 2 (Governance, Polity, Social Justice, & IR) Constitution-Historical Underpinnings Study Material (Page 15 of 19)

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Constituent Assembly of India: Socio-Economic Composition, Vision and Ideology

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Socio-Economic Composition

  • Composition of the Constituent Assembly was largely determined by the Electoral College as per Government of India Act, 1935.
  • Members of the Assembly that they formulated a Constitution that established Universal Adult Franchise, laid down Civil Liberties, showed a commitment to Group Rights, provided for caste-based Affirmative Action, introduced asymmetrical federalism and importantly, emphasized a spirit of compromise and accommodation
  • Thus, all section of socie…

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Socio Economic Composition, Ideological Moorings, Vision: Composition and Nature of Constituent Assembly

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Socio Economic Composition

There were different socio-religious groups at the time of the formulation of the Constituent Assembly. Every socio-religious group wanted to mould the constitution into its own perspective.

  • The Hindu Mahasabha: to make India a Hindu State because the Hindus constitute the majority of its population.
  • The Socialist Party: after getting separated from the Congress, wanted socialistic orientation in the Draft Constitution of India.

Composition and Nature of Constituent Assembly

Composition and Nature of Constituent Assembly

Sessions of the Constituent Assembly

There were 11 sessions of the Constituent assembly.

  • First Session: 9 - 23 December, 1946
  • Second Session: 20 - 25 January…

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