Maladies and remedies for redesigning the Indian constitution
The Observations of Mr. Sachchidananda Sinha (Provisional President of Constituent Assembly) and Dr. Ambedkar the Chairman of the Drafting Committee are most important in drafting of the Indian Constitution while discussing about the maladies and remedies of our constitution.The Observations of Mr. Sachchidananda Sinha in the first session of the constitution assembly on 9th December 1946."The Structure has been erected by the architects of the consummate skill and fidelity. Its foundations are solid - Its compartments are beautiful as well as - Its arrangements are full of wisdom and order and its defences are impregnable from without. It has been reared for immortality if the worth of man may justly aspire to such a title. It may, nevertheless, perish in an hour by the folly or corruption or negligence of its own keepers - the people. Republics are created - those were the words which I commend to you for your consideration - by the virtue of public spirit and intelligence of the citizens. They fall - when the wise are banished from the public councils because they have to be honest and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people in order to betray them2. Observations of Dr. B.R. Ambedker, (Chairman of the Drafting Committee) in the concluding session of the constituent assembly dated 26th November 1949. "No doubt we have produced the most excellent Constitution and dedicated to the people of India. Our Constitution written in black and white is the most ideal Constitution in the entire world. But I expect that the men who operate this Constitution must also be ideal. Otherwise it will become a toy of the children in the hands of power hungry politicians". But the above mentioned observation made by the constitutional experts have been bellied by the actual working of the constitution. In the light of these comments, I have pinpointed the maladies and suggested remedies.