Significance of Dpsp Upsc

Significance of Dpsp (Directive Principles of State Policy)

Dpsp’s main aim is to create better social and economic conditions with which people can live a good life. DPSP helps the people to keep a check on the government and its policies.

It also helps to measure the performance of the government. These are some of the significance of dpsp in indian constitution.

Limitation of DPSP

The main limitation of DPSP is the state is not legally bound to implement them as it is not a law that could be enforced by the state. But is a set of principles, which a state has to follow as a part of its moral duty.

The essence of the directive principles of state policy

DPSP is contained in the Part-IV of Indian constitution. But the fact is, it cannot be claimed as a matter of right nor it can be enforced by a court of law.

But its main essence is its principles that could be taken as a moral for governing the country.

Features Directive Principles of State Policy (DPSP)

Directive principles of state policy are like directives to the governments to implement them for establishing social and economic justice in India.

  • It comprises provisions for equal pay for both men and women,
  • Free and compulsory primary education,
  • Right to work etc.
  • Part IV of the Indian constitution also has provision for public assistance in case of old age, unemployment, sickness and disablement, the organization of village Penchants,
  • Adequate means to livelihood,
  • Special privilege to the economically backward sections of the people and the distribution of wealth.
  • Most of these principles could help in making India a welfare state.
  • These principles were non-judicial.


This post is on the topic ‘directive principles of state policy notes‘.

Kindly refer to this link for a complete list of DPSP.

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* * All the Notes in this blog, are referred from Tamil Nadu State Board Books and Samacheer Kalvi Books. Kindly check with the original Tamil Nadu state board books and Ncert Books.
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