SSC GK Polity Notes: All about Fundamental Duties

SSC GK Polity Notes: All about Fundamental Duties

SSC GK Polity Notes on Fundamental Duties. Here we are providing a brief material for quick revision for exams in 2018 like IAS, PCS, SSC, CDS, RAILWAY etc.

Fundamental Duties of Indian Citizens

 Part IV-A of Indian Constitution deals with Fundamental Duties.

  The original Constitution did not mention Fundamental Duties of the citizens.

  42nd Amendment to the Constitution added a new list consisting of 10 duties in chapter IV under Article 51-A of the Constitution.

  The Fundamental Duties were added to the constitution on the recommendations of the Swaran Singh Committee.

  There were 10 fundamental duties at the time of incorporation but the eleventh was added by the 86th Amendment Act in 2002.

  It is said that – The “Fundamental Duties’ come as moral obligations of all citizens of India for national integration, growth and development of society.

  These duties are not themselves enforceable and their violation is also not punishable.

Article 51A: Fundamental duties

It shall be the duty of every citizen of India:

to abide by the Constitution and respect its ideals and institutions, the National Flag and the National Anthem;

to cherish and follow the noble ideals which inspired our national struggle for freedom;

⇨ to uphold and protect the sovereignty, unity and integrity of India;

to defend the country and render national service when called upon to do so;

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;

to value and preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture;

to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wild life, and to have compassion for living creatures;

to develop the scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform;

to safeguard public property and to abjure violence;

to strive towards excellence in all spheres of individual and collective activity so that the nation constantly rises to higher levels of endeavor and achievement.

to provide opportunities for education by the parent the guardian, to his child, or a ward between the age of 6-14 years as the case may be.

Also read:

Preamble of the Constitution of India

Schedules of Indian Constitution

Parts of Indian Constitution


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