Incorporate Fundamental Duties in the Constitution

Which of the following committees suggested to incorporate Fundamental Duties in the Constitution?

  1. Malhotra Committee
  2. Narsimhan Committee
  3. Raghavan Committee
  4. Swaran Singh Committee
Monis Rasool Professor Asked on 13th September 2015 in Constitution of India.
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Answer: (4) Swaran Singh Committee

Swaran Singh Committee suggested incorporating Fundamental Duties in the Constitution. This Committee was formed in the year 1976 to make recommendations about Fundamental Duties. Swaran Singh (19 August 1907 – 30 October 1994) was a longest serving cabinet minister. In 1976, during the national emergency,  Swaran Singh was the chairperson of the committee entrusted with the responsibility of studying the Constitution of India.  Swaran Singh Committee was constituted by the Indira Gandhi. The Government incorporated several changes to the Constitution including the Preamble, through the 42nd Amendment of the Constitution of India.

According the Article 51A of Indian Constitution, Fundamental duties It shall be the duty of every citizen of India (a) to abide by the Constitution and respect its ideals and Institutions, the national flag and the National Anthem:
(b) to cherish and follow the noble ideals which inspired our national struggle for freedom;
(c) to uphold and protect the sovereignty, unity and integrity of India
(d) to defend the country and render national service when called upon to do son;
(e) to promote harmony and the spirit of common brotherhood amongst all the people of India transcending religious, linguistic and regional or sectional diversities; to renounce practices derogatory to the dignity of women;
(f) to value and preserve the rich heritage fo our composite culture;
(g) to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes rivers and wildlife, and ho have compassion for living creatures;
(h) to develop the scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform
(i) to safeguard public property and to abjure violence
(j) to strive towards excellence in all spheres of individual and collective activity so that the nation constantly rises to higher levels of endeavour and achievement

The first recommendation of the Committee that the country may retain the parliamentary form of government
The second recommendation is to insert a clause in Article 368 of the Constitution

Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 13th September 2015.
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