Criticism of Part IV
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|CRITICISM OF PART-IV|
- Non-Justiciable in nature – Non-enforceable by court of law
- Some principles are reactionary – subject to interpretation (E.g. cow slaughter)
- Unsystematic enumerations and lots of overlapping.
- Lack of clarity led to different interpretations by different govt. according to prevailing circumstances.
- Non-accountability of government for non-implementation of DPSP.
- Directives are not arranged in a logical manner based on a consistent philosophy- Jennings.
- Part IV of the Constitution expresses “Fabian Socialism without the socialism” which is less relevant in contemporary world.
- Directives are like “a veritable dustbin of sentiments”- T. Krishnamachari.
- Directives are “Manifesto of aims and aspirations” – K C Wheare
- “A cheque on a bank, payable only when the resources of the bank permit”– K.T Shah.
Article 39 (b) and 39 (c)
- Article 39(b) – The State shall, in particular, direct its policy towards securing: that the ownership and control of the material resources of the community are so distributed as best to subserve the common good.
- Article 39(c) – The State shall, in particular, direct its policy towards securing: that the operation of the economic system does not result in the concentration of wealth and means of production to the common detriment.