National Commission to review the working of the Constitution

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National Commission to review the working of the Constitution was set by NDA Government of India led by Vajpayee on 22 February 2000 for suggesting possible amendments to the Constitution of India.

The terms of reference given to the Commission stated that the Commission shall examine, in the light of the experience of the past 50 years, as to how best the Constitution can respond to the changing needs of efficient, smooth and effective system of governance and socio-economic development of modern India within the framework of Parliamentary democracy, and to recommend changes,if any, that are required in the provisions of the Constitution without interfering with its basic structure or features.[1]

It was headed by Retired Chief Justice of India Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah.[1][2] The Commission submitted its report on 31 March 2002. The four-volume report was received by law and justice minister Arun Jaitley.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ a b Ncrwc - Final Report
  2. ^ Judicial reforms cannot ignore public perceptions - The New Indian Express
  3. ^ Kashyap, Subhash (2010). Concise Encyclopedia of Indian Polity and Governance. Vision Books Pvt. Ltd. pp. 270–274. ISBN 978-81-7094-774-5. 
  4. ^ The Rediff Interview/Justice M N Venkatachaliah
  5. ^ An exercise to watch