Civics
ASSERTION

The President of India has the power to grant pardon, reprieve, respite or remission of punishment or to suspend, remit or commute sentence.

REASON

The President exercises not only executive functions but also judicial and legislative functions.


ANSWER

Both Assertion and Reason are correct and Reason is the correct explanation for Assertion


SOLUTION
The President of India is the chief executive head of the Union and he is the integral part of the Parliament. He exercises executive functions and several legislative and judicial functions. The Constitution empowers the president to grant Parsons to persons who have been tried and convicted of any offence in all cases where the:
1. Punishment or sentence is for an offence against a Union Law;
2. Punishment is by a court martial.
3. Sentence is sentence of death. 
This power includes Pardon, Commutation, Remission, Respite and Reprieve.
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