|Consider the following statements:|
|1. The President is immune from any civil proceedings against him/her.|
|2. But after giving two months' notice, criminal proceedings can be instituted against the President. Which of the statement(s) given above is correct regarding the immunity enjoyed by the President in respect of his/her 'personal' acts, during his/her tenure:|
A) Only 1
B) Only 2
C) Both 1 and 2
D) neither 1 nor 2
Correct Answer: D
Solution :[d] The immunity enjoyed by the President in respect of his/her personal acts, during his/her tenure is an exception to the fundamental right to equality (of treatment in similar circumstances and absence of any special privilege in favour of any individual) as mentioned in Article 14 of the Indian Constitution. The President of India is immune from any criminal proceedings against him/her. But after giving 2 months' notice, civil proceedings can be instituted against him/her.
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