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GS-II :
  • 01 November, 2019

  • 3 Min Read

Vice President reconstitutes eight House Committees

Syllabus subtopic: Parliament and State Legislatures- structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these

News: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu reconstituted eight House committees on October 31, 2019.

Prelims and Mains focus: about Vice President and his powers

About the office of Vice President of India

  • Constitutional Articles ( 63-73)
  1. ARTICLE 63: THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA

  1. ARTICLE 64: THE VICE-PRESIDENT TO BE EX-OFFICIO CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL OF STATES

  1. ARTICLE 65: THE VICE-PRESIDENT TO ACT AS PRESIDENT OR TO DISCHARGE HIS FUNCTIONS DURING CASUAL VACANCIES IN THE OFFICE, OR DURING THE ABSENCE, OF PRESIDENT

  1. ARTICLE 66 : ELECTION OF VICE-PRESIDENT

  1. ARTICLE 67 : TERM OF OFFICE OF VICE-PRESIDENT

  1. ARTICLE 68 : TIME OF HOLDING ELECTION TO FILL VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF VICE-PRESIDENT AND THE TERM OF OFFICE OF PERSON ELECTED TO FILL CASUAL VACANCY

  1. ARTICLE 69 : OATH OR AFFIRMATION BY THE VICE-PRESIDENT

  1. ARTICLE 70 : DISCHARGE OF PRESIDENT’S FUNCTIONS IN OTHER CONTINGENCIES

  1. ARTICLE 71 : MATTERS RELATING TO, OR CONNECTED WITH, THE ELECTION OF A PRESIDENT OR VICE-PRESIDENT

  1. ARTICLE 72 : POWER OF PRESIDENT TO GRANT PARDONS, ETC., AND TO SUSPEND, REMIT OR COMMUTE SENTENCES IN CERTAIN CASES

  1. ARTICLE 73 : EXTENT OF EXECUTIVE POWER OF THE UNION

NOTE:

  • As per rules of the House, the chairman of the Rajya Sabha heads the Business Advisory Committee and the Committee on Rules.

  • By convention, the Deputy Chairman heads the Committee on Privileges.

Source: INDIAN EXPRESS


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