In India, a Constitutional body is a body or institute established by the Constitution of India. They can only be created or changed by passing a constitutional amendment bill, rather than an Act of Parliament.
The members of Constituent Assembly of India recognised the need for independent institutions which can regulate sectors of national importance without any executive interference. As such, they introduced constitutional provisions, paving the way for creation of Constitutional bodies. A classic example of a constitutional body is the Election Commission of India, which is created to conduct and regulate the national and state elections in India.
List of constitutional bodiesEdit
|76||Attorney General of India|
|148||Comptroller and Auditor General of India|
|165||Advocate General of State|
|243-I||State Finance Commission|
|243-K||State Election Commission|
|243ZD||District Planning Committee|
|243ZE||Metropolitan Planning Committee|
|279A||Goods and Service Tax Council|
|315-323||UPSC and State Public Service Commission|
|324||Election Commission of India|
|338||National Commission for Scheduled Castes|
|338A||National Commission for Scheduled Tribes|
|338B||National Commission for Backward Classes|
||Scheduled Area and Scheduled Tribes Commission|
|340||Backward Classes Commission|
|344||Official Language Commission and Official Language Committee of Parliament|
|350B||Special Officer for Linguistic Minorities|
- THE GAZETTE OF INDIA. "THE CONSTITUTION (ONE HUNDRED AND FIRST AMENDMENT) ACT, 2016" (PDF). www.google.in. MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
- THE GAZETTE OF INDIA. "THE CONSTITUTION (ONE HUNDRED AND SECOND AMENDMENT) ACT, 2018" (PDF). www.google.in. MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE. Retrieved 10 January 2019.