Civics

Discuss the relationships of president and Prime Minister.


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Prime Minister if the  head of the Government. The President is the Head of State. Prime Minister along with his Council of Ministers is jointly responsible to the President.Even though many think the President is only a ceremonial head of the State, the fact is he has  important  legislative. executive and judicial functions. After the elections to the Lok Sabha, it is the President who invites the leader of the majority party ito form the government. It may be mentioned that it is not laid down in the Constitution that he can invite only the leader of the majority party but in practice the PM has to have the confidence of Majority in Parliament. But when no party has majority, the President has lot of discretion to invite any member who in his view will be able to for the Government.

`All executive functions of the Government are done in the name of President though all files do not go to him. There is a delegation called Transaction of business Rules which has stipulated the delegation. All Group A appointments in the Central Government re done in the name President. He signs the credentials of officers who represents India abroad and in international organisations. He also appoints Vice Chancellors of Central Universities.

`All the bills passed by both Houses of Parliament becomes Acts only after the President signs them. The President can return the bills for clarifications and if they are passed again and sent for approval, the President has to to sign. But if the President neither signs nor returns the bill there is little the PM or government can do. This is some times called pocket veto

President is also the Head of armed forces of India.
President also appoints Judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts. All the functions of the President is done on the recommendation of the Government headed by the Prime Minister.

In view the above it is evident a good rapport between the PM and the President is of utmost importance in smooth transaction of government's business.
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