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Swaran Singh Committee on Fundamental Duties

Posted on : 18 Jan 2020

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  • In 1976, the Congress Party set up the SardarSwaran Singh Committee to make recommendations about fundamental duties, the need and necessity of which was felt during the operation of the internal emergency (1975-1977).
  • The committee recommended the inclusion of a separate chapter on fundamental duties in the Constitution. It stressed that the citizens should become conscious that in addition to the enjoyment of rights, they also have certain duties to perform as well.
  • The Congress Government at Centre accepted these recommendations and enacted the 42nd Constitutional Amendment Act in 1976. This amendment added a new part, namely, Part IVA to the Constitution.

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    Right Ans : Swaran Singh Committee


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