Prime minister

Prime Minister is the actual executive branch and head of government.

Appointment of the Prime Minister- Our Constitution does not mention specific procedures for the appointment of the Prime Minister. Article 75 of the Constitution states that the prime minister is appointed by the president. The president must appoint the leader of Lok Sabha’s majority party as prime minister, but if Lok Sabha does not have a clear majority party, the president usually appoints the leader of Lok Sabha’s largest party as prime minister.

Prime Minister’s Oath

The President takes an oath of office before the Prime Minister takes office. With his oath, the prime minister takes an oath

1. Support India’s sovereignty and integrity.

2. Have true faith and loyalty to the Constitution of India.

3. Do justice to all

4. Perform the duties of his / her office in a reliable and honest manner.

5. In a secret vow, the Prime Minister vows not to contact or disclose anyone directly or indirectly.

Prime Minister’s term of office

The term of office of the Prime Minister has not been fixed and will be held at the discretion of the President. However, this does not mean that the president can dismiss the prime minister at any time as long as the prime minister enjoys majority support at Lok sabha.

Prime Minister’s powers and obligations

The Prime Minister’s authority and functions are as follows:

In relation to the President- The Prime Minister enjoys the following authority in relation to the President: He advises the President on the appointment of key officials such as the Attorney General of India, the Director of Audit of India, the President, Elections, Commissioners and members of the UPSC.

About the Council of Ministers – The Prime Minister of has the following authority as chairman of the Council of Ministers. He allocates and reallocates various portfolios among the ministers, directs, manages, directs and coordinates the activities of all ministerial councils, recommends to the ministerial council who can be appointed by the president, and collapses the council. Can bring about the ministerial by resigning from a government agency.

In Parliament -In connection with Parliament he has the following powers: He announces government policy on the floor of the House of Representatives and advises the President on convening a parliamentary session.