Question of The Day14-05-2021

President of India can use which veto power in case of Constitutional Amendment Bills?


Correct Answer : d ) None of these

Explanation :

The 24th Constitutional Amendment Act of the Indian Constitution makes it obligatory for the President to give his assent when a Constitution Amendment Bill is presented to him. Therefore, the President has no veto power with respect to Amendment Bill.

Veto Powers of President of India:

  • Pocket Veto: The power of the President to keep the bill pending for indefinite period that is neither rarifies nor rejects nor returns the bill is known as pocket veto. The President of India has pocket veto in case of union legislation as well as in case of the state legislature.
  • Absolute Veto: The Indian President has the power to withhold his assent to a bill passed by the Parliament and this power is known as the Absolute Veto. This veto is usually exercised in respect to the private members’ bills and to the government bills when the cabinet resigns.
  • Suspensive Veto: The Indian President has the power to return a bill for reconsideration of the Parliament and this power is known as suspensive veto. However, he has to give his assent to the bill if the bill is passed again by the Parliament with or without amendments.

NOTE: Qualified Veto is not enjoyed by the President of India. 

Hence, option (d) is correct.

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