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President: A Titular Head?

By Abhishek Kumar, CNLU INTRODUCTION The Preamble of our Constitution clearly articulates India as a republic. Being a republic there is no hereditary monarch but the President, as the head of the State. The President is not directly elected but indirectly. The election is carried out by an electoral college, […]

Advisory Jurisdiction (Article 143)

By Raghavendra Pratap Singh, National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi Editor’s Note: Article 143 of the Constitution confers Advisory Jurisdiction to the Supreme Court of India. This provision finds its origin in Section 213 of the Government of India Act, 1935, which conferred upon the Governor-General the discretion to […]

Power of President to Grant Pardon: Indian Scenario

By Pranjal Shekhar, CNLU Patna Editor’s Note: The power to pardon is one of the powers which have been conferred on the executive. Article 72 confers this power on the President and Article 161 does the same on the Governor. This power has been provided to heads of various nations. […]