Difference between Article, Section and Act

What is the difference between article, section and act? And where they are used in the constitution?

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An Act is a bill passed by the Government through various legislative steps necessary for the same which finally becomes the law. Hence, an Act is the representation of the law laid down by the Government. In India, the legislative steps that need to be undertaken for an Act to become law are that it has to be passed by the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha and finally get the assent of the President.

Article refers to the different separate and written instruments which may be within a constitution, statute or contract which is further divided under sections. Sections refer to the subdivisions in a statute, textbook or legal code.   

Hence, the basic difference between the three is that an Act is a text which is further divided into articles which are categorized by sections.

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Answered on 28 Sep 2018


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