Constitutional Crisis in the States in India (Foreword by Vishwanath Prasad Verma)

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  • Author :Meera Srivastava
  • Year of Publication :1980
  • ISBN: :000000006X
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: X, 220
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: out of print, Public Administration

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About the Book :

The framers of the Constitution of India envisaged three major crisis situations calling for the declaration of Emergency : war, external aggression and "armed rebellion", failure of the constitutional machinery of a state; and a financial crisis. Msera Srivastava deals with the second of these and analyses the implementation of the provisions of Article 356 of the Indian Constitution. What are the factors which contribute to the development of such a crisis What are the roles of the Speaker and the Governor in such situations. How does President's rule in a state fit in with the functioning of the federal system in a parliamentary democracy. These are some of the questions Dr. Srivastava considers in detail in the book. What was expected to remain a "dead letter" by the founding-fathers of the Republic has been invoked quite frequently thus raising certain controversies. The author has brought the study up to date with a Postcript which discusses certain new amendments which are vital to the central theme of the book. A painstaking study of a subject which should be of absorbing interest to political scientists, students of constitutional law and the lay reader.

About Author :

Meera Srivastava (b. 1935) obtained her Master degree in Political Science from Patna University. She also holds a Ph. D. degree from Magadh University, her field of specialization being constitutionalism with particular reference to federlism. SInce 1956 she has been teaching at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Currently she is engaged in research on the problems of women in India the results of which are expected to be published shortly.