4 Administrative or Executive Powers of the Union Parliament

The four Administrative or Executive Powers of the Union Parliament are:

Administrative or Executive Powers of the Union Parliament

Monetary Controls: The Parliament can move a cut motion when the Union Budget is under consideration. The Parliamentary Committee ensures that the public money is spent in accordance with Parliament’s decision.

Censure Motion and No Confidence Motion: If the Parliament disapproves of some action policy of the Union Council of its members they can move a Censure Motion which would result in the resignation of the government and against an individual would not have that effect. They can also carry out a No-Confidence Motion.

Adjournment Motion: The routine business of the Parliament can be postponed by this and the House can discuss the government for its acts of omission or commission.

Question Hour: Through this the parliament seeks information from the Governement about its policies and performance. The first hour in both Houses is allotted for this.


The Union Legislature

The Union Parliament consists of the President and two houses—The House of People commonly known as the Lok Sabha and the Council of States known as the Rajya Sabha. The Parliament is a body of people’s representatives who have the supreme power and authority of governance in a democratic country. Read more

The High Courts and Subordinate Courts

The Constitution of India has provided for a High Court for each state. However, there may be one High Court for two states or union territories. This depends on the area and the population of the state or a union territory. There are 21 High Courts in India. Delhi is the only union territory which has a High Court of its own. Read more

Prime Minister and Council of Ministers

India has a parliamentary form of government in which the Prime Minister is the real head of the country. The President is the nominal head who acts on the advice of the Prime Minister. Read more

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