PRIME MINISTER

Appointment

  • Article 75 provides that the appointment of the Prime Minister shall be done by cite President.
  • President appoints the leader of the majority party of the Lok Sabha as the Prime Minister.
  • When no party has clear majority then the President by his personal discretion appoints the Prime Minister and asks him to seek vote of confidence within a month.

Power and Functions of the Prime Minister 

  • Prime Minister is the head of the government and the real centre of power. 
  • He is the leader of the majority in the Lok Sabha. 
  • The President formally appoints him. The Prime Minister is the real maker of the council of ministers. 
  • The President upon the advice of the Prime Minister appoints all members. 

Prime Minister as the Captain of the Council of Ministers 

  • The council of ministers works under the leadership, direction, and control of the Prime Minister. 
  • No one can become or remain a minister without the consent of the Prime Minister. 
  • Any minister who disagrees with the Prime Minister has to resign and quit the ministry. 
  • The Prime Minister can ask any minister to resign. 
  • When the Prime Minister resigns, it is taken to be the resignation of the entire council of ministers.