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What are the powers of President of India and what is the qualification needed?

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I have following queries -

What are the powers of the President with respect to Parliament ?
What is the qualifications to become President ?
What is the Emolument of President of India?

posted Dec 8, 2014 by Manikandan J

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The powers of the President with respect to Parliament ?

The President can summon, prorogue, address and send messages to the two Houses of Parliament. He gives assent to bills passed by the Parliament. He can issue ordinances when Parliament is not in session. He has the power to declare war or make peace. He can declare a state of emergency arising due to war,external aggression, internal disturbances, failure of constitutional machinery in any State or threat to the financial stability or credit of India.

Indian Parliament can invade the State List if

(1) a subject in the State List assumes national importance, and
(2) a proclamation of emergency has been issued by the President of India.

A Candidate for the office of the President should have the following qualifications :

(1) He should be an Indian citizen;
(2) He should not be less than 35 years of age;
(3) He should have qualifications for elections as a member of the House of the people;
(4) He should not be holding any office of profit under any government for local body;
(5) He should not be a member of Parliament or any State Legislature.

A government servant or a servant of a local authority is, however, ineligible for election as President.

The Emolument of President of India:

Emolument: Rs.50,000 per month.

answer Dec 9, 2014 by Shivaranjini