There are multiple types of government bodies in India, that we hear on a daily basis in the news. They are very important for the UPSC exam since many of them play vital roles in Indian polity and economy. In this article, you can read about constitutional, statutory, quasi-judicial, judicial and regulatory bodies.
Constitutional bodies are important bodies in India that derive their powers and authorities from the Indian Constitution.
They are specifically mentioned in the Constitution, meaning they have dedicated articles.
Any change in the mechanism of these bodies would require a constitutional amendment.
Important bodies such as the Finance Commission, the UPSC, the Election Commission, the CAG, National Commissions for SCs and STs, etc. are constitutional bodies.
Statutory Bodies in India
Do you know what are statutory bodies? These are non-constitutional bodies as they do not find any mention in the Constitution.
They are also important bodies due to their function.
They are created by an Act of Parliament.
They are called ‘statutory’ since statutes are laws made by the Parliament or the legislature.
Since these bodies derive their power from statutes or laws made by the Parliament, they are known as statutory bodies.
List of Important Statutory Bodies in India
The table below provides you with the updated list of Statutory Bodies, notes of which will be important for the UPSC Prelims & Mains examinations.