Conduct Of Government Business (Articles 77 – 78)


  • 77. Conduct of business of the Government of India.
  • 78. Duties of Prime Minister as respects the furnishing of information to the President, etc.

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77. Conduct of business of the Government of India.

  • (1) All executive action of the Government of India shall be expressed to be taken in the name of the President.
  • (2) Orders and other instruments made and executed in the name of the President shall be authenticated in such manner as may be specified in rules1 to be made by the President, and the validity of an order or instrument which is so authenticated shall not be called in question on the ground that it is not an order or instrument made or executed by the President.
  • (3) The President shall make rules for the more convenient transaction of the business of the Government of India, and for the allocation among Ministers of the said business.

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78. Duties of Prime Minister as respects the furnishing of information to the President, etc.

It shall be the duty of the Prime Minister —

  • (a) to communicate to the President all decisions of the Council of Ministers relating to the administration of the affairs of the Union and proposals for legislation;
  • (b) to furnish such information relating to the administration of the affairs of the Union and proposals for legislation as the President may call for; and
  • (c) if the President so requires, to submit for the consideration of the Council of Ministers any matter on which a decision has been taken by a Minister but which has not been considered by the Council.

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References : http://lawmin.nic.in

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