UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2015

  • question_answer
    The ideal of Welfare State' in the Indian Constitution is enshrined in its

    A)  Preamble

    B)  Directive Principles of State Policy

    C)  Fundamental Rights

    D)  Seventh Schedule

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    Exp. [b] The Directive Principles of State Policy are enumerated in Part-IV of the Constitution from Article-36 to 51. I; has been borrowed from the Irish Constitution. On the basis of their content and direction, it can be classified into three broad categories i.e. Socialist, Gandhian and Liberal-intellectual. The socialist principles aim at providing social and economic justice and set the path towards welfare state. They direct the state in the following ways Article-38 To promote the welfare of the people by securing a social order permeated by justice (social, political and economic) and to minimise equalities in income status, facilities and opportunities. Article-39  Equal pay for equal work. Article-39 (f) Opportunity for healthy development of children. Article-39A To promote equal justice and to provide free legal aid to the poor. Article-42 To make provision for just and humane conditions for work and maternity relief.

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