Indian Polity and Governance

The Vice-President of India

Article 63 of the Constitution of India provides that there shall be a Vice President of India. Articles 64 and 89(1) provides that the Vice President of India shall be ..

Council of Ministers functions

“The Council of Ministers functions on the principles of parliamentary features which are summed up as under: (a) Ministers have to be members of the parliament to be members of ..

The Council of Ministers (The Cabinet)

Article 74 and 75 deal with the Council of Ministers. Article 74 says that there shall be a Council of Ministers with the Prime Minister as its head to aid ..

The Prime Minister

As the President of India is a constitutional executive head, the real executive authority of the Union is exercised by the Prime Minister and his Council of Ministers. “The office ..

Deputy Prime Minister and Attorney General of India

“The office of the Deputy Prime Minister is not specified in the Constitution, although seven persons have occupied such a position since the commencement of the Constitution. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel ..

The Government of the State

Article 153 refers to the office of a Governor for each State whereas Article 154 says that all the executive powers of the State shall be vested in the Governor ..

Cabinet Committees

“The Council of Ministers at the national level works through committees. In addition to these committees, there is (a) the cabinet secretariat, (b) central secretariat, (c) the Prime Minister’s office, ..

Cabinet Secretariat

“The Cabinet headed by the Prime Minister is responsible for the entire administration of the government of India (central administration). In this task, the Cabinet is assisted by the Cabinet ..

The Central Secretariat

“The National Democratic Alliance government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as guided by the mantra “minimum government maximum governance” wants every public servant on his/her toes: leisure has struck; ..

The Prime Minister’s Office

“The Prime Minister’s office (PMO), known also as the Prime Minister’s Secretariat until 1977, provides for the secretarial assistance to the Prime Minister. It is headed by the Prime Minister, ..