Essay On Role Of Parliament

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Main Body Parliament and its multi-functional role The parliament is the legislative organ of the union government; it occupies a pre-eminent and central position in the Indian democratic political system due to adoption of the parliamentary form of government also known as ‘Westminster model of government.’ Before we come to the powers and privileges which the parliament of India enjoys and which makes it a supreme power we must have a brief idea about what are the parts which constitute the parliament. Organisation of parliament Under the constitution, the parliament of India consists of three parts viz. The President, The Council of States and The House of the People. In 1954, the Hindi names ‘Rajya Sabha’ and ‘Lok Sabha’ were adopted…show more content…
Present scenario- The Rajya Sabha has 245 members, out of which 229 represents the state and 4 members represent the union territories and 12 members are nominated by the president. Composition of Lok Sabha = The maximum strength of the Lok Sabha is fixed at 552.out of which,530 members are to be representatives of the states,20 members are to be the representatives of the union territories and 2 members are to be nominated by the president from the Anglo-Indian community. Present scenario- The Lok Sabha has 545 members, out of which 530 members represent the states,13 members represent the union territories and 2 Anglo-Indian members are nominated by the president. Role of parliament in different areas making it a sovereign power In the ‘Indian politico-administrative system’ the parliament occupies a central position and has a multifunctional role. It enjoys extensive powers and performs a variety of functions towards the fulfilment of its constitutionally expected role and these powers make the parliament supreme organ of the
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