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Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 Uniform civil code Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 Indian Penal Code Law enforcement

Government of India President (Head of state) (List) Vice president (List) ——————— Executive:

Prime minister (Head of government) (List) Union Council of Ministers Cabinet secretary Secretaries: (Defence • Finance
• Foreign • Home) Civil services All India
Services (IAS • IFoS • IPS) Central Civil Services (BRES •IRS • IFS • IA&AS • IPoS • IRAS • IRTS • IRPS • ICAS • IDAS • IDES • ICLS • IIS • ITrS • IP&TAFS • IOFS) ——————— Legislature:

Parliament Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha
(Chairman) Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha


Supreme court
Supreme court
(Chief justice) High courts (Chief justices) District courts

ElectionsElection commission: Chief Election Commissioner (Election commissioners) Recent general elections: 200920142019 Recent state elections: 201720182019 ——————— Political parties

National parties State parties National coalitions:

National Democratic Alliance (NDA) United Progressive Alliance
United Progressive Alliance

Federalism Administrative divisions States and union territories ——————— State governments

Governors (List) Chief ministers (List) Chief secretary (Principal secretaries) Field-level officers Divisional commissioners District magistrates Sub-divisional magistrates Legislatures:

Vidhan Sabha Vidhan Parishad ——————— Local governments: Rural bodies:

District councils Block panchayats Gram Panchayats Urban bodies:

Municipal corporations Municipal councils Nagar panchayats

Other countries Atlas vte The Government of India
(ISO: Bhārat Sarkār), often abbreviated as GoI, is the union government created by the constitution of India
as the legislative, executive and judicial authority of the union of 29 states and seven union territories of a constitutionally democratic republic. It is located in New Delhi, the capital of India.


1 Basic structure 2 Legislature 3 Executive

3.1 President 3.2 Vice president 3.3 Prime minister 3.4 Cabinet, ministries and agencies

3.4.1 Secretaries

3.5 Civil services

3.5.1 Cabinet secretary

4 Judiciary

4.1 Supreme court

5 Elections and voting 6 State and local governments 7 Finance

7.1 Taxation 7.2 Union budget

8 Issues

8.1 Corruption

9 See also 10 References 11 Further reading 12 External links

Basic structure Modelled after the Westminster system
Westminster system
for governing the state,[1] the union government is mainly composed of the executive, the legislature, and the judiciary, in which all powers are vested by the constitution in the prime minister, parliament and the supreme court. The President of India
President of India
is the head of state and the commander-in-chief of the Indian Armed Forces
Indian Armed Forces
whilst the elected prime minister acts as the head of the executive, and is responsible for running the union government.[2] The parliament is bicameral in nature, with the Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
being the lower house, and the Rajya Sabha the upper house. The judiciary systematically contains an apex supreme court, 24 high courts, and several district courts, all inferior to the supreme court.[3] The basic civil and criminal laws governing the citizens of India
are set down in major parliamentary legislation, such as the civil procedure code, the penal code, and the criminal procedure code.[4] Similar to the union government, individual state governments each consist of executive, legislative and judiciary. The legal system as applicable to the union and individual state governments is based on the English Common and Statutory Law.[5] The full name of the country is the Republic of India. India
and Bharat are equally official short names for the Republic of India
in the Constitution,[6] and both names appears on legal banknotes, in treaties and in legal cases. The terms "union government", "central government" and "Bhārat Sarkār" are often used officially and unofficially to refer to the Government of India.[citation needed] The term New Delhi
New Delhi
is commonly used as a metonym for the central government,[citation needed] as the seat of government is in New Delhi.

Legislature Main article: Parliament of India Building of the Parliament of India The powers of the legislature in India
are exercised by the Parliament, a bicameral legislature consisting of the Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha
and the Lok Sabha. Of the two houses of parliament, the Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha
is considered to be the upper house or the Council of States and consists of members appointed by the president and elected by the state and territorial legislatures. The Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
is considered the lower house or the House of the people.[7] The parliament does not have complete control and sovereignty, as its laws are subject to judicial review by the Supreme Court.[8] However, it does exercise some control over the executive. The members of the cabinet, including the prime minister, are either chosen from parliament or elected thereto within six months of assuming office.[9] The cabinet as a whole is responsible to the Lok Sabha.[10] The Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
is a temporary house and can be dissolved only when the party in power loses the support of the majority of the house. The Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha
is a permanent house and can never be dissolved. The members of the Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha
are elected for a six-year term.[11]

Executive The executive of government is the one that has sole authority and responsibility for the daily administration of the state bureaucracy. The division of power into separate branches of government is central to the republican idea of the separation of powers.[12]

President Main article: President of India The executive power is vested mainly in the President of India, as per Article 53(1) of the constitution. The president has all constitutional powers and exercises them directly or through subordinate officers as per the aforesaid Article 53(1). The president is to act in accordance with aid and advice tendered by the prime minister, who leads the council of ministers as described in Article 74 of the Constitution of India. The council of ministers remains in power during the 'pleasure' of the president. However, in practice, the council of ministers must retain the support of the Lok Sabha. If a president were to dismiss the council of ministers on his or her own initiative, it might trigger a constitutional crisis. Thus, in practice, the council of ministers cannot be dismissed as long as it holds the support of a majority in the Lok Sabha. The president is responsible for appointing many high officials in India. These high officials include the governors of the 29 states; the chief justice; other judges of the supreme court and high courts on the advice of other judges; the Attorney General; the Comptroller and Auditor General; the Chief Election Commissioner and other election commissioners; the chairman and members of the Union Public Service Commission; the officers of the All India
Services (IAS, IFoS and IPS) and central civil services in group 'A'; and the ambassadors and high commissioners to other countries on the recommendations of the cabinet.[13][14] The president, as the head of state, also receives the credentials of ambassadors from other countries, whilst the prime minister, as head of government, receives credentials of high commissioners from other members of the Commonwealth, in line with historical tradition. The president is the de jure commander-in-chief of the Indian Armed Forces.[15] The President of India
President of India
can grant a pardon to or reduce the sentence of a convicted person for one time, particularly in cases involving punishment of death. The decisions involving pardoning and other rights by the president are independent of the opinion of the prime minister or the Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
majority. In most other cases, however, the president exercises his or her executive powers on the advice of the prime minister.[16]

Vice president Main article: Vice President of India The vice president is the second highest constitutional position in India
after the president. The vice president represents the nation in the absence of the president and takes charge as acting president in the incident of resignation impeachment or removal of the president. The vice president also has the legislative function of acting as the chairman of the Rajya Sabha.[17] The vice president is elected indirectly by members of an electoral college consisting of the members of both the houses of the parliament in accordance with the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote and the voting is by secret ballot conducted by the election commission.

Prime minister Main article: Prime Minister of India The Rashtrapati Bhawan
Rashtrapati Bhawan
complex, with North and South Block housing the Prime Minister's Office, Cabinet Secretariat, Ministry of Defence, and others. The Prime Minister of India, as addressed in the Constitution of India, is the chief of the government, chief adviser to the president, head of the council of ministers and the leader of the majority party in the parliament. The prime minister leads the executive of the Government of India. The prime minister is the senior member of cabinet in the executive of government in a parliamentary system. The prime minister selects and can dismiss other members of the cabinet; allocates posts to members within the Government; is the presiding member and chairman of the cabinet and is responsible for bringing a proposal of legislation. The resignation or death of the prime minister dissolves the cabinet. The prime minister is appointed by the president to assist the latter in the administration of the affairs of the executive.

Cabinet, ministries and agencies Main articles: Union Council of Ministers and List of Indian government agencies The organizational structure of a department of the Government of India. The Cabinet of India
includes the prime minister and cabinet ministers.[18] Each minister must be a member of one of the houses of the parliament. The cabinet is headed by the prime minister, and is advised by the Cabinet Secretary, who also acts as the head of the Indian Administrative Service
Indian Administrative Service
and other civil services. Other ministers are either as union cabinet ministers, who are heads of the various ministries; or ministers of state, who are junior members who report directly to one of the cabinet ministers, often overseeing a specific aspect of government; or ministers of state (independent charges), who do not report to a cabinet minister. As per article 88 of the constitution, every minister shall have the right to speak in, and to take part in the proceedings of, either house, any joint sitting of the houses, and any committee of parliament of which he may be named a member, but shall not be entitled to a vote in the house where he is not a member.

Secretaries Main article: Secretary to Government of India A secretary to the Government of India, a civil servant, generally an Indian Administrative Service
Indian Administrative Service
(IAS) officer,[19][20][21][22] is the administrative head of the ministry or department, and is the principal adviser to the minister on all matters of policy and administration within the ministry/department.[23][24] Secretaries to the Government of India
rank 23rd on Indian order of precedence.[25][26][27][28] Secretaries at the higher level are assisted by one or many additional secretaries, who are further assisted by joint secretaries.[24] At the middle they are assisted by directors/deputy secretaries and under secretaries.[24] At the lower level, there are section officers, assistant section officers, upper division clerks, lower division clerks and other secretarial staff.[24]

Ministries and departments of the Government of India



President's Secretariat

Vice President's Secretariat

Prime Minister's Office

Atomic Energy


Cabinet Secretariat

Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare

Agricultural Research and Education

Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries


Chemicals and Fertilizers

Chemicals and Petrochemicals



Civil Aviation


Commerce and Industry


Industrial Policy and Promotion




Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

Consumer Affairs

Food and Public Distribution

Corporate Affairs




Defence Production

Defence Research and Development

Ex-servicemen Welfare

Development of North Eastern Region

Drinking Water and Sanitation

Earth Sciences

Electronics and Information Technology

Environment, Forest and Climate Change

External Affairs


Economic Affairs


Financial Services

Investment and Public Asset Management


Food Processing Industries

Health and Family Welfare

Health and Family Welfare

Health Research

Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

Heavy Industry

Public Enterprises

Home Affairs

Border Management

Internal Security

Jammu Kashmir Affairs


Official Language


Housing and Urban Affairs

Human Resource Development

Higher Education

School Education and Literacy

Information and Broadcasting

Labour and Employment

Law and Justice


Legal Affairs


Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises


Minority Affairs

New and Renewable Energy

NITI Aayog

Panchayati Raj

Parliamentary Affairs

Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

Personnel and Training

Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances

Pension and Pensioners' Welfare

Petroleum and Natural Gas



Road Transport and Highways

Rural Development

Land Resources

Rural Development

Science and Technology


Science and Technology

Scientific and Industrial Research


Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Social Justice and Empowerment

Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

Social Justice and Empowerment

Statistics and Programme Implementation




Tribal Affairs

Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation

Women and Child Development

Youth Affairs and Sports


Youth Affairs






Civil services Main article: Civil Services of India The Civil Services of India
are the civil services and the permanent bureaucracy of India. The executive decisions are implemented by the Indian civil servants. In the parliamentary democracy of India, the ultimate responsibility for running the administration rests with the elected representatives of the people which are the ministers. These ministers are accountable to the legislatures which are also elected by the people on the basis of universal adult suffrage. The ministers are indirectly responsible to the people themselves. But the handful of ministers are not expected to deal personally with the various problems of modern administration. Thus the ministers lay down the policy and it is for the civil servants to enforce it.

Cabinet secretary Main article: Cabinet Secretary of India The cabinet secretary (IAST: Maṃtrimaṇḍala Saciva) is the top-most executive official and senior-most civil servant of the Government of India. The cabinet secretary is the ex-officio head of the Civil Services Board, the Cabinet Secretariat, the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and head of all civil services under the rules of business of the government. The cabinet secretary is generally the senior-most officer of the Indian Administrative Service. The cabinet secretary ranks 11th on the Indian order of precedence.[25][26][27][28] The cabinet secretary is under the direct charge of the prime minister.

Judiciary Main article: Judiciary
of India India's independent union judicial system began under the British, and its concepts and procedures resemble those of Anglo-Saxon countries. The Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India
consists of the chief justice and 30 associate justices, all appointed by the president on the advice of the Chief Justice of India. The jury trials were abolished in India
in the early 1960s, after the famous case KM Nanavati v. State of Maharashtra, for reasons of being vulnerable to media and public pressure, as well as to being misled. Unlike its United States counterpart, the Indian justice system consists of a unitary system at both state and union level. The judiciary consists of the Supreme Court of India, high courts at the state level, and district courts and sessions courts at the district level.

Supreme court Main article: Supreme Court of India Building of the Supreme Court of India. The Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India
is situated in New Delhi, the capital region of India. The supreme court is the highest judicial forum and final court of appeal under the Constitution of India, the highest constitutional court, with the power of constitutional review. Consisting of the Chief Justice of India
Chief Justice of India
and 30 sanctioned other judges, it has extensive powers in the form of original, appellate and advisory jurisdictions.[29] As the final court of appeal of the country, it takes up appeals primarily against verdicts of the high courts of various states of the Union and other courts and tribunals. It safeguards fundamental rights of citizens and settles disputes between various governments in the country. As an advisory court, it hears matters which may specifically be referred to it under the constitution by the president. It also may take cognisance of matters on its own (or 'suo moto'), without anyone drawing its attention to them. The law declared by the supreme court becomes binding on all courts within India
and also by the union and state governments.[30] Per Article 142, it is the duty of the President to enforce the decrees of the supreme court. In addition, Article 32 of the constitution gives an extensive original jurisdiction to the supreme court in regard to enforcing fundamental rights. It is empowered to issue directions, orders or writs, including writs in the nature of habeas corpus, mandamus, prohibition, quo warranto and certiorari to enforce them. The supreme court has been conferred with power to direct transfer of any civil or criminal case from one state high court to another state high court, or from a court subordinate to another state high court and the supreme court. Although the proceedings in the supreme court arise out of the judgment or orders made by the subordinate courts, of late the supreme court has started entertaining matters in which interest of the public at large is involved. This may be done by any individual or group of persons either by filing a writ petition at the filing counter of the court, or by addressing a letter to the Chief Justice of India, highlighting the question of public importance for redress. These are known as public interest litigations.[31]

Elections and voting Main articles: Elections in India
and Politics of IndiaSee also: Election Commission of India India
has a quasi-federal form of government, called "union" or "central" government,[32] with elected officials at the union, state and local levels. At the national level, the head of government, the prime minister, is appointed by the President of India
President of India
from the party or coalition that has the majority of seats in the Lok Sabha. The members of the Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
are directly elected for a term of five years by universal adult suffrage through a first-past-the-post voting system. Members of the Rajya Sabha, which represents the states, are elected by the members of State legislative assemblies by proportional representation, except for 12 members who are nominated by the president. India
is currently the largest democracy in the world, with around 900 million eligible voters, as of 2019.[33]

State and local governments Main articles: State governments of India, Local government § India, and Union territory State governments in India
are the governments ruling States of India and the chief minister heads the state government. Power is divided between union government and state governments. State government's legislature is bicameral in 7 states and unicameral in the rest. Lower house is elected with 5 years term, while in upper house 1/3 of the total members in the house gets elected every 2 years with 6-year term. Local government function at the basic level. It is the third level of government apart from union and state governments. It consists of panchayats in rural areas and municipalities in urban areas. They are elected directly or indirectly by the people.

Finance See also: Reserve Bank of India Taxation Main article: Taxation in India Reserve Bank of India's headquarters in Mumbai, India's financial capital India
has a three-tier tax structure, wherein the constitution empowers the union government to levy income tax, tax on capital transactions (wealth tax, inheritance tax), sales tax, service tax, customs and excise duties and the state governments to levy sales tax on intrastate sale of goods, tax on entertainment and professions, excise duties on manufacture of alcohol, stamp duties on transfer of property and collect land revenue (levy on land owned). The local governments are empowered by the state government to levy property tax and charge users for public utilities like water supply, sewage etc.[34] More than half of the revenues of the union and state governments come from taxes, of which 3/4 come from direct taxes. More than a quarter of the union government's tax revenues is shared with the state governments.[35] The tax reforms, initiated in 1991, have sought to rationalise the tax structure and increase compliance by taking steps in the following directions:

Reducing the rates of individual and corporate income taxes, excises, customs and making it more progressive Reducing exemptions and concessions Simplification of laws and procedures Introduction of permanent account number (PAN) to track monetary transactions 21 of the 29 states introduced value added tax (VAT) on 1 April 2005 to replace the complex and multiple sales tax system[34][36] The non-tax revenues of the central government come from fiscal services, interest receipts, public sector dividends, etc., while the non-tax revenues of the States are grants from the central government, interest receipts, dividends and income from general, economic and social services.[37] Inter-state share in the union tax pool is decided by the recommendations of the Finance
Commission to the president. Total tax receipts of Centre and State amount to approximately 18% of national GDP. This compares to a figure of 37–45% in the OECD.

Union budget Main article: Union budget of India The Finance
minister of India
usually presents the annual union budget in the parliament on the last working day of February. However, for the F.Y. 2017-18, this tradition had been changed. Now budget will be presented on the 1st day of February. The budget has to be passed by the Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
before it can come into effect on 1 April, the start of India's fiscal year. The Union budget is preceded by an economic survey which outlines the broad direction of the budget and the economic performance of the country for the outgoing financial year[38] India's non-development revenue expenditure had increased nearly five-fold in 2003–04 since 1990–91 and more than tenfold since 1985–1986. Interest payments are the single largest item of expenditure and accounted for more than 40% of the total non-development expenditure in the 2003–04 budget. Defense expenditure increased fourfold during the same period and has been increasing because of India's desire to project its military prowess beyond South Asia. In 2007, India's defence spending stood at US$26.5 billion.

Issues Corruption Main article: Corruption in India Several ministers are accused of corruption and nearly a quarter of the 543 elected members of parliament had been charged with crimes, including murder, in 2009.[39] Many of the biggest scandals since 2010 have involved high level government officials, including cabinet ministers and chief ministers, such as the 2010 Commonwealth Games scam (₹70,000 crore (equivalent to ₹1.2 trillion or US$17 billion in 2018)), the Adarsh Housing Society scam, the Coal Mining Scam (₹1.86 lakh crore (equivalent to ₹3.1 trillion or US$45 billion in 2018)), the mining scandal in Karnataka and the cash for vote scandal.

See also

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Further reading Subrata K. Mitra and V.B. Singh (1999). Democracy
and Social Change in India: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the National Electorate. New Delhi: Sage Publications. ISBN 81-7036-809-X ( India
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