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Directive Principles Of State Policy
Part IV of the Indian Constitution which deals with the
Directive Principles of State Policy, is directly connected with the Preamble.
The Preamble gives us the fundamental principles on which the Constitution has
been founded and the Directive Principles of State Policy lay down the
fundamental principles according to which the Constitution is to be operated.
Though the Directive Principles are not enforceable in a Court, they are
fundamental in the governance of the country and it is the duty of the State to
apply these principles in making laws. The provisions contained in this Part,
shall not be enforceable by any court, but the principles the in laid down are
nevertheless fundamental in the governance of the country and it shall be the
duty of the State to apply these principles in making laws.
On the basis of their nature DPSP can be classified into
Socialistic/ Welfare Principles
Art.38: State to secure a social order for the promotion of
welfare of the people.
Art.39: The State shall, in particular, direct its policy
The citizen, men and women equally, have the right to an
adequate means of livelihood;
The ownership and control of the material resources of the
community are so distributed as best to subserve the common good;
The operation of the economic system does not result in the
concentration of wealth and means of production to the common detriment;