UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-6

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    Consider the following statement regarding ordinance making power of President.       
    1. An ordinance may be issued by the President when one House is in session.                
    2. Ordinance can be promulgated to amend any tax law retrospectively,                      
    3. The ordinances cannot be issued by President to amend Constitution.                    
    Which of the statements given above are correct?                                      

    A)  1 and 3           

    B)  2 and 3                

    C)                All of these                   

    D)  None of these                      

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] Article 123 of Indian Constitution provides for ordinance making power of President. This is one of the most important legislative power of Indian President. The ordinance can be issued to deal with any unforeseen emergency which needs immediate action when Parliament is not in session. President may issue ordinance when one House is in session because to enact a law approval of both Houses is needed. Ordinance making power of President is coterminous with legislative power of Parliament. Therefore ordinance can be promulgated to amend any tax law retrospectively. But ordinance cannot be issued by President to amend Constitution.

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