List the powers of the President of India?

<p>what are the powers available with the President of India?</p>

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The powers of president of india are:-

The Executive powers:-

Art 53 of the constitution lies down that the executive power of the union shall be vested in the President.

Legislative powers:- 

The President of India is an integral part of the Union Parliament. The Parliament cannot function without involving him. Because he alone can summon and prorogue the Houses of Parliament.

Military Powers:-

The constitution vests the Supreme Command of the Defence Force in the President of India. As such he makes all important appointments in the Defence Force including the Chief of the three wings the Armed Force, the Air Force and the Naval Force.

Diplomatic Powers:- 

The President enjoys wide diplomatic powers or powers over foreign or external affairs.

Judicial Powers:-

The President of India as head of the executive enjoys some judicial powers. He can grant pardons, reprieves or respites or remission of punishment. He can suspend, remit or commute the sentence of any person convicted of any offence in cases where the punishment is by a court martial or death sentence.

Financial Powers:-

i) With regard to his powers in the field of finance the constitution provides that all money bills will need his consent.

ii) He is empowered to order for the presentation of the report of the Auditor General of India relating to the accounts of the Government of India. Sometimes some awkward situations may demand very tough action or the part of the chief executive.

iii)  The President of India has been given some extraordinary powers to deal with such emergent situation.

Answered on 28 Sep 2018

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