Directive Principles of State Policy

Part-IV of Indian Constitution deals with Directive Principles of State Policy (DPSP). They are borrowed from the Irish Constitution. They are principles aimed at providing social and economic justice and paving the way towards a welfare state.

Here we are going to look at the list of Articles of DPSP:

Directive Principles of State Policy

Article 36Definition
Article 37Application of the principles contained in this Part.
Article 38State to secure a social order for the promotion of welfare of the people.
Article 39Certain principles of policy to be followed by the State.
Article 39AEqual justice and free legal aid.
Article 40Organisation of village panchayats.
Article 41Right to work, to education and to public assistance in certain cases
Article 42Provision for just and humane conditions of work and maternity relief.
Article 43Secure a  Living wage, etc., for workers.
Article 43AParticipation of workers in management of industries.
Article 44Uniform civil code for the citizens.
Article 45Provision for free and compulsory education for children
Article 46Promote the educational and economic interests of SCs, STs, and other weaker sections of the society and to protect them from social injustice and exploitation
Article 47Duty of the State to raise the level of nutrition and the standard of  living of people and to improve public health
Article 48Organisation of agriculture and animal husbandry
Article 48AProtection and improvement of environment and safeguarding of forests and wild life of the country.
Article 49Protection of monuments and places and objects of national importance
Article 50Separation of judiciary from executive.
Article 51Promotion of international peace and security