Features of the Directive Principles of State Policy
The Directive Principles of State Policy were included in Part IV of the Indian Constitution, taking inspiration from the Irish Republic. They were included in the constitution to provide socio-economic justice, political democracy, equality, and basic rights to the people of India. It was also incorporated into the Indian Constitution to prevent wealth accumulation among a few sections of the society.
The directive principles were not subject to compulsory enforcement but rather a guide for the central and state governments to work towards the betterment of people and provide all the necessary facilities and basic needs. They largely contribute to the proper functioning of the country and make it a welfare state. They also contain the ideal framework and guidelines that the government should keep in mind while creating new policies that benefit the people.