The purpose of the constitution is to create and outline the powers of its various organs and prescribe the general manner in which these powers are to be exercised.
In its widest sense the organisation of government includes the division of powers among the various departments, the organisation of the particular agencies through which State manifests itself, the extent and duration of their authority, the modes of appointment or election of public functionaries, and the constitution of the electorate.
In some constitutions these provisions are fragmentary and very general in character. The French Constitution of 1875 provided only that the Deputies shall be elected by universal suffrage. It contained no provisions regarding the composition, the method of election, the term of office, organisation, or the powers of the Chamber of Deputies.
It was absolutely silent on the organisation of the Judiciaiy. But the Constitution of the United States adequately provides for the distribution of powers among the executive, legislative and judicial departments and their organisation in a general way. It contains a brief and logical statement of their jurisdiction and powers. Then, there is a list of prohibitions both for the Central and the State governments.
The Constitution of the United States also contains a few miscellaneous provisions. According to Bryc the Constitution of America “ranks above any other written constitution for the intrinsic excellence of its scheme, its adaptation to the circumstances of the people, the simplicity, brevity, and precision of its language and its judicious mixture of definiteness in principle with elasticity in details.”
The Constitution of India, too, is a remarkable specimen of this excellence, though it is the bulkiest in the world and at many points goes into needless details. There are quite a number of provisions which do not need to be constitutionally protected.