Directive Principles of State Policy

  • Part IV
  • Article 36-51
  • The idea is taken from Irish Constitution
  • Directive Principles are non-justiciable
  • These have moral and political sanctions
  • Directive Principles promote the welfare of the society.
  • "Directive Principles are just like a cheque on the bank payable at the conveniance of the bank." - K T Shah
  • Dr. Ambedkar called these principles are "novel features of the Indian Constitution"


Article 37 - Directive Principles are non-justiciable

Article 39A - Equal justice and free legal aid.

Article 39D - Equal pay for equal work for men and women.

Article 40 - Organisation of village panchayath

Article 44 - Uniform civil code

Article 45 - Provision for early childhood care and education to children below the age of six years.

Article 46 - Provision for educational and economic interest of SC,ST and other backward classes.

Article 47 - Prohibition of liquor.

Article 48 - Prohibition of slaughter of cows.

Article 49 - To protests monuments, places and objects of national importance.

Article 50 - Seperation of judiciary from executive.

Article 51 - Promotion of international peace and security.