As part of the workshop for Members of Parliament being organised by the Speaker’s Research Initiative (SRI) of Lok Sabha Secretariat in Parliament Library Building, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad addressed the distinguished gathering on the theme ‘Fundamental Duties and Rights’.
On this occasion, Prasad observed that the Indian Constitution is a social document to transform India. He said that the fundamental rights have gone a long way in strengthening democracy in our country. Stressing upon the importance of fundamental rights, Prasad stated that these rights also provide for providing equality, justice and empowerment of women.
In his address on ‘Unitary and Federal Structure of polity under Indian Constitution’, Retired Justice of Supreme Court and Chairman, Law Commission, Dr. B.S. Chauhan observed that the Indian Constitution provides for a pragmatic federal structure in the country wherein states are created for administrative purposes and there is a strong unitary tilt.