In this article, we will discuss Salient Features of Indian Constitution (Part-6). So, let’s get started.
Blend of Rigidity and Flexiblity
Constitution are also classified into rigid and flexible. A rigid constitution is one that require a special procedure for its amendment, as for example, the American constitution for staff a flexible constitution on the other hand is one that can be amended in the same manner as the ordinary laws are made as for example the British constitution. The American constitution. A flexible constitution, on the other hand is one that can be amended in the same manner as the ordinary laws are made, as for example the British constitution. The Constitution of India is neither rigid nor flexible, but a synthesis of both. Article 368 provides for two types of amendments:
(a) Some provisions can be amended by a special majority of the Parliament, i.e., a two-third majority of the members of each House present and voting, and a majority of the total membership of each House.
(b) Some other provisions can be amended by a special majority of the Parliyament and with the ratification by half of the total states.
At the same time, some provisions of the Constitution can be amended by a simple majority of the Parliament in the manner of ordinary legislative process. Notably, these amendments do not come under Article 368.