|Which of the following statements about the ordinance of the Governor are correct?|
|I. The constitution authorises the governor to promulgate ordinances during the period when the state legislature is not in session (Article 213).|
|II. An ordinance promulgated by a governor has the same force as an act passed by the state legislature but it ceases to be effective at the expiration of six weeks from the date when the state legislature re-assembles or before the end of the period if a resolution is passed by the legislature disapproving the said ordinance.|
|III. Some Ordinances were kept alive for periods ranging from one to 14 years by repromoulgating them again and again.|
A) I and III
B) II and III
C) I and II
D) All the above
Correct Answer: D
Solution :[d] Ordinance-making power of the governor has been often misused by state chief ministers. In DC Wadhwa vs State of Bihar (1987) it was brought to the notice of the Supreme Court that between 1967- 1981 the governor of Bihar promulgated 256 Ordinances. Some Ordinances were kept alive for periods ranging from one to 14 years by repromoulgating them again and again. The Supreme Court considered such promulgation as an abuse of the power and a fraud on the Constitution.
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