Although the skeleton of the constitution was
derived from Government of India Act 1935, many provisions were imported
from other constitution,, of the world. Some of them are listed below:
Government of India Act 1935: Federal scheme,
office of Governor, power of Federal judiciary, emergency powers etc.
Constitution of Britain: Law making procedures,
rule of law, provision for single citizenship, Parliamentary system of
government, office of CAG.
Constitution of USA: Independence of judiciary.
judicial review, fundamental rights, removal of Supreme Court and High Court
judges, preamble and functions of Vice-president.
Constitution of Canada: Federation with strong
Centre, to provide residuary powers to the centre.
Constitution of Ireland: Directive Principles of
State policy, method of presidential elections, and the nomination of
members to Rajya Sabha by the President,
Constitution of Germany: Provisions concerning the
suspension of fundamental rights during emergency.
Constitution of Australia: Idea of the Concurrent
Constitution of South Africa: Amendment with 2/3rd
majority in Parliament and election of the Members of Rajya Sabha on the
basis of proportional representation.