President’s Rule

President’s Rule


President’s Rule – Today Current Affairs

  • There is a demand for imposition of President’s rule in ‘West Bengal’ after 10 people including two children were burnt alive in the horrific incidents in Birbhum.

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President’s rule in the Indian context:

  • Under Article 356 of the Constitution of India, the President of India, on being satisfied that ‘a situation has arisen in the State in which the Government of that State cannot be carried on in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution’, suspends the State Government and has been given the power to impose President’s rule in any state of the country.
  • For this it is also known as ‘State Emergency’ or ‘Constitutional Emergency’.

Implication : The Hindu Analysis

  • When President’s rule is imposed, there is no Council of Ministers in the state. During this the Legislative Assembly is either adjourned or dissolved.
  • The government of the state comes under the direct control of the central government and the governor continues the proceedings representing the President of India.

Parliamentary Approval and Duration : The Hindu Analysis

  • Approval of both the houses of Parliament is required for imposition of President’s rule.
  • After approval, President’s rule can remain in force in a state for a period of six months.
  • President’s rule can be imposed for a maximum period of three years and for this it is necessary to take approval from both the houses of Parliament after every six months.

Governor’s report : The Hindu Analysis

  • Under Article 356, the President on receipt of a report from the Governor or on being satisfied that such a situation has arisen in the State that the State Government is not able to administer the Government in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution, President’s Rule in the State is applied.

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  • President’s rule can be revoked at any time after a proclamation by the President. Such a proclamation does not require parliamentary approval.

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