Office Of Prime Minister

Why is it in News?

Due to the 2019 General Elections, Office of Prime Minister is often seen in the news.

Office of Prime Minister:

  • Article 75 states that the Prime Minister (PM) shall be appointed by the President.
  • The Constitution does not contain any procedure for the selection and appointment of the PM in India.
  • The term of the PM is not fixed and he holds the office during the pleasure of President, however this does not mean that the President can dismiss the PM any time. So long as the PM enjoys the support of majority of MPs in the Parliament, he can’t be dismissed.

Related Facts:

The PM is the chairman of NITI Aayog, National Development Council, CSIR, Inter-state Council, National Integration Council, National Ganga Mission, National Water Commission, National Board for Wildlife, etc.

Source: Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth