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List of Indian Constitution Features Borrowed from Other Countries

Indian Constitution was adopted on November 26th, 1949. It came into force on January 26, 1950.Check here for the Indian Constitution features which were borrowed from other countries.
Indian Constitution

November 26 is known as National Constitution Day. It is also known as Samvidhan Divas or National Law Day.

List of Features of Indian Constitution Borrowed from Other Countries:

Name of Countries

Borrowed Features of the Constitution


 1. Parliamentary government

 2. Rule of Law

 3. Legislative procedure

 4. Single citizenship

 5. Cabinet system

 6. Prerogative writs

 7. Parliamentary privileges

 8. Bicameralism



 1. Directive Principles of State Policy

 2. Method of Election of the president

 3. Members nomination to the Rajya Sabha by the President

   United States of America

 1. Impeachment of the president

 2. Functions of president and vice-president

 3. Removal of Supreme Court and High court judges

 4. Fundamental Rights

 5. Judicial review

 6. Independence of judiciary

 7. The preamble of the constitution



 1. Centrifugal form of federalism where the centre is stronger than the states.

 2. Residuary powers vest with the centre

 3. Centre appoints the Governors at the states

 4. Advisory jurisdiction of the supreme court



 1. Concept of Concurrent list

 2. Article 108 i.e. Joint sitting of the two houses

 3. Freedom of trade and commerce

  USSR (Now Russia)


 1. Fundamental duties

 2. The ideals of justice (social, economic, and political),  expressed in the Preamble.



 1. Concept of  “Republic”

 2. Ideals of Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity(contained in the Preamble)



 1. Fundamental Rights are suspended during Emergency

  South Africa


 1. Election of members of the Rajya Sabha

 2. Amendment of the Constitution


 1. Concept of “procedure established by Law”

Published date : 02 Nov 2022 06:37PM

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