4 Administrative functions of the Cabinet

The Cabinet is a small body of senior members of the party who are included in the Council of Ministers. Cabinet Ministers hold important portfolios and decide major policies of the government. The Cabinet is the nucleus of the administration as important decisions are taken by it. The policies formulated by the Cabinet Ministers have to be followed by other ministers. The Prime Minister selects the senior and the most trustworthy members of his party and advises the President to appoint them. Administrative functions of the Cabinet are as follows

Administrative functions of Cabinet

(i) The Cabinet formulates both external and domestic policies of the Government such as defense, economic policies, security needs, President’s Rule in State, formation of new States, industrial policy, and imports.

(ii) Once the policy is made by the Cabinet, the Ministers are concerned to carry it out either by administrative action or by drafting a Bill and piloting it through the Legislature.

(iii) It coordinates the working of various departments for the smooth implementation of policy.

(iv) All important appointments made by the President are decided by the Cabinet under the leadership of the Prime Minister. Judges of the Supreme Court, High Courts, Governors (of the states), Chief Election Commissioner, ambassadors, and other important dignitaries are appointed on the recommendations of the Cabinet.


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

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 union territory. There are 21 High Courts in India. Delhi is the only union territory that has a High Court of its own. Read more

The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is the head of the Indian judiciary and supervises the functions of the lower courts. A single civil and criminal system of laws operates all over the country. By the way of appeal, cases from the High Court may be taken to the Supreme Court. Read more

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