Q. In which of the following act, the instruments of instructions are enumerated?

[A] Indian councils act, 1909

[B] Government of India act, 1919

[C] Government of India act, 1935

[D] Independence act, 1947

Answer: C

Explanation: The Directive Principles resemble the ‘Instrument of Instructions’ enumerated in the Government of India Act of 1935.

  • In the words of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, ‘the Directive Principles are like the instrument of instructions, which were issued to the Governor-General and to the Governors of the colonies of India by the British Government under the Government of India Act of 1935.
  • What is called Directive Principles is merely another name for the instrument of instructions. The only difference is that they are instructions to the legislature and the executive’.

Source: Laxmikanth