Nagrik Kartavya Palan Abhiyan

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News: Ministry of Human Resources Development has launched launched the kartavya.ugc.ac.in portal on the occasion of ‘Constitution Day’. It is a part of Nagrik Kartavya Paalan Abhiyan.

Facts:

About Nagrik Kartavya Paalan Abhiyan

  • Nagrik Kartavya Palan Abhiyan will run from 26th November 2019 to 26th November 2020.
  • It seeks to create mass awareness about the Fundamental Duties as enshrined in The Indian Constitution. 

About Constitution Day

  • Constitution Day or Samvidhan Divas is celebrated in India on November 26 every year. The day commemorates the adoption of the Constitution of India on 26th November 1949.
  • The Indian Government declared 26 November as Constitution Day by a gazette notification in 2015. Earlier, 26th November was celebrated as National Law Day.
  • 2019 marks the 70th year of the adoption of the Indian Constitution.
  •  Aim of the Day:

o To publicize the glorious and rich composite culture and diversity of our nation.

o To create awareness of Fundamental Duties as enshrined in the Indian Constitution

Additional Information:

Fundamental Duties

  • By the 42nd Constitutional Amendment Act, in 1976, Fundamental Duties were incorporated in Part IV-A of the Indian Constitution. They were incorporated on the basis of recommendations of the Swaran Singh Committee (1976)
  • The Fundamental duties are mentioned in Article 51A of the Indian Constitution. At present, there are 11 fundamental Duties.
  • The Fundamental Duties are confined to citizens only and do not extend to foreigners.
  • The fundamental duties are non-justiciable. The Constitution does not provide for their direct enforcement by the courts. Moreover, there is no legal sanction against their violation.