What is Swaran Singh Committee?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 14th, 2023

The Swaran Singh Committee was set up in 1976 after Indira Gandhi declared a national emergency. Under the chairmanship of Sardar Swaran Singh, the committee was entrusted with the task of exploring the question of amending the Constitution of India. The committee introduced several amendments to the constitution, the details of which are given below.

Swaran Singh Committee

The Swaran Singh Committee recommended several changes in the constitution, which were accepted by the Congress government.

Some of the amendments to the constitution included the following:

Swaran Singh Committee and Amendments

Several amendments came between 1973 and 1975, but the Constitution also suffered damages after the Emergency was imposed on midnight of June 25, 1975. One by one, amendments were made by Parliament, whose life had already come to an end.

The 41st Amendment Bill was passed in August 1975, and at that time, all the members of the opposition of Parliament were in jail. The printing of newspapers was not allowed, and voices were silenced. This amendment represents the ultimate contempt for the rule of law.

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