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Article 78

  • 06 Jul 2020
  • 1 min read

Why in News

Recently, the Prime Minister of India briefed the President on ‘issues of national and international importance’.

  • The meeting took place against the backdrop of border tensions with China, economic crisis and the Covid-19 situation.
  • Article 78 of the Constitution deals with the duties of the Prime Minister with respect to the furnishing of information to the President.

Key Points

  • As per Article 78, following are the duties of the Prime Minister:
    • To communicate to the President all decisions of the Council of Ministers (CoM - Article 74) relating to the administration of the affairs of the union and proposals for legislation;
    • To furnish such information relating to the administration of the affairs of the Union and proposals for legislation as the President may call for; and
    • If the President so requires, to submit for the consideration of the CoM, any matter on which a decision has been taken by a Minister but which has not been considered by the CoM.
  • Article 167 of the Constitution is a corresponding article in the state executive.

Source: IE

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