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Amazing Facts About Constituent Assembly

The constituent assembly was formed on the recommendation of the Cabinet Mission which visited India in 1946. The Constituent Assembly met for the first time in New Delhi on 9 December 1946 in the Constitution Hall which is now known as the Central Hall of Parliament House.
  • Mr. Sachchidanand Sinha was elected provisional chairman of the assembly.
  • Dr. Rajendra Prasad later became the permanent chairman of the constituent assembly.
  • On 13 December 1946, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru moved the Objectives Resolution which resolved to proclaim India as the Independent Sovereign Republic and to draw up for her future governance a Constitution.
  • The Constituent Assembly took almost three years (two years, eleven months and seventeen days to be precise)
    to complete its historic task of drafting the Constitution for Independent India.
  • The Assembly held eleven sessions covering a total of 165 days.
  • India is governed in terms of the Constitution, which was adopted on 26 November 1949, which was the last day of the Eleventh session of the Constituent Assembly.
  • This date finds mention in the Preamble to the Indian Constitution thus IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY
    this twenty-sixth day of November 1949, do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES
  • The honourable members appended their signatures to the constitution on 24 January 1950.
  • The Constitution of India came into force on 26 January 1950. On that day, the Constituent ceased to exist, transforming itself into the Provisional Parliament of India until a new Parliament was constituted in 1952.

Important Dates –

Constituent Assembly to Constitution

Assembly met for the first time – 09 Dec 1946

Objectives Resolution moved

13 Dec 1946

Constitution adopted

26 Nov 1949

Signed by members –

24 Jan 1950 Constitution came into force and Assembly ceased to exist – 26 Jan 1950

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