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NCERT Class 9 Civics: Chapter 3, Question Exercise Q.10

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NCERT Class 9 Civics: Chapter 3, Question Exercise Q.10

Read the following statements about a constitution. Give reasons why each of these is true or not true.
(a) The authority of the rules of the constitution is the same as that of any other law.
(b) Constitution lays down how different organs of the government will be formed.
(c) Rights of citizens and limits on the power of the government are laid down in the constitution.
(d) A constitution is about institutions, not about values.

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    (a) Not True
    Constitution is the supreme law. It describes how government elects and their powers, rights of citizens and their protection. This is totally different than any other law.

    (b) True

    Constitution defines the role of the legislature, the executive and the judiciary and how they should be formed and by whom.
    (c) True
    Constitutional setup limits the power of government through dfferent institutions and also talks about the right of citizens.

    (d) Not True
    The Constitution contains all the values which the institutions have to promote. The Preamble to the Constitution is a shining example of this and states clearly that justice, liberty, equality and fraternity have to be promoted. Secularism has to be followed and socialism and democracy should be the basis of the government.