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Indian Administration by Pankaj Singh, Hoshiar Singh

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The Parliament

Under the Constitution of India the legislature of the Union is called Parliament. The legislative power of the Indian Union is vested in the president and the two houses, namely the house of the people (Lok Sabha) and the council of states (Rajya Sabha). The role of the president in the composition of Parliament and law-making has been discussed in Chapter 4 on the Union Executive, therefore, it will not be repeated here. In this chapter we will discuss the composition of the two houses, their powers and functions, limitations on those powers, if any, and the working of the parliamentary system.

The Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha (house of the people) is known as the ‘lower house’ of Parliament and its members are elected directly ...

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