Civics

Which one of the following authorities is competent to seek the advisory opinion of the Supreme Court of India?


ANSWER

The President of India


SOLUTION
Under Article 143 of the Constitution the President is authorised to seek the opinion of the Supreme Court on following matters:
1) Any question of law or fact of public importance
2) any dispute arising out of any pre constitution treaty, agreement, covenant , agreement etc
The supreme court may give or refuse to give it's opinion in first case whereas it must give it's advisory opinion in second case. The advice so given is not binding on the President. The minimum number of judges to sit on the Constitutional Bench or on Bench which gives its advisory opinion on the reference by the President must be one half of the total strength of the Supreme Court.
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