Q. Which of the following is called “Instrument of Instructions”?

[A] Fundamental Rights

[B] .Directive Principles of State Policy

[C] Fundamental Rights

[D] Preamble

Answer: B

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’s Polity