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The Constitution of India – Articles 152 – 242

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PART VI: THE STATES

CHAPTER I: GENERAL

152 Definition.

CHAPTER II: THE EXECUTIVE

The Governor

153 Governors of States.

154 Executive power of State.

155 Appointment of Governor.

156 Term of office of Governor.

157 Qualifications for appointment as Governor.

158 Conditions of Governor’s office

159 Oath or affirmation by the Governor.

160 Discharge of the functions of the Governor in certain contingencies.

161 Power of Governor to grant pardons, etc., and to suspend, remit or commute sentences in certain cases.

162 Extent of executive power of State.

Council of Ministers

163 Council of Ministers to aid and advise Governor.

164 Other provisions as to Ministers.

The Advocate-General for the State

165 Advocate-General for the State.

Conduct of Government Business

166 Conduct of business of the Government of a State.

167 Duties of Chief Minister as respects the furnishing of information to Governor, etc.

CHAPTER III: THE STATE LEGISLATURE

General

168 Constitution of Legislatures in States.

169 Abolition or creation of Legislative Councils in States.

170 Composition of the Legislative Assemblies.

171 Composition of the Legislative Councils.

172 Duration of State Legislatures.

173 Qualification for membership of the State Legislature.

174 Sessions of the State Legislature, prorogation and dissolution.

175 Right of the Governor to address and send messages to the House or Houses.

176 Special address by the Governor.

177 Rights of Ministers and Advocate-General as respects the Houses.

Officers of State Legislature

178 The Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

179 Vacation and resignation of, and removal from, the offices of Speaker and Deputy Speaker.

180 Power of the Deputy Speaker or other person to perform the duties of the office of, or to act as, Speaker.

181 The Speaker or the Deputy Speaker is not to preside while a resolution for his removal from office is under consideration.

182 The Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Legislative Council.

183 Vacation and resignation of, and removal from, the offices of Chairman and Deputy Chairman.

184 Power of the Deputy Chairman or other person to perform the duties of the office of, or to act as, Chairman.

185 The Chairman or the Deputy Chairman is not to preside while a resolution for his removal from office is under consideration.

186 Salaries and allowances of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker and the Chairman and Deputy Chairman.

187 Secretariat of State Legislature.

Conduct of Business

188 Oath or affirmation by members.

189 Voting in Houses, power of Houses to act notwithstanding vacancies and quorum.

Disqualifications of Members

190 Vacation of seats.

191 Disqualifications for membership.

192 Decision on questions as to disqualifications of members.

193 Penalty for sitting and voting before making oath or affirmation under article 188 or when not qualified or when disqualified.

Powers, privileges and immunities of State Legislatures and their Members

194 Powers, privileges, etc., of the Houses of Legislatures and of the members and committees thereof.

195 Salaries and allowances of members.

Legislative Procedure

196 Provisions as to introduction and passing of Bills.

197 Restriction on powers of Legislative Council as to Bills other than Money Bills.

198 Special procedure in respect of Money Bills.

199 Definition of “Money Bills”.

200 Assent to Bills.

201 Bills reserved for consideration.

Procedure in Financial Matters

202 Annual financial statement.

203 Procedure in Legislature with respect to estimates.

204 Appropriation Bills.

205 Supplementary, additional or excess grants.

206 Votes on account, votes of credit and exceptional grants.

207 Special provisions as to financial Bills.

Procedure Generally

208 Rules of the procedure.

209 Regulation by law of procedure in the Legislature of the State in relation to financial business.

210 Language to be used in the Legislature.

211 Restriction on discussion in the Legislature.

212 Courts not to inquire into proceedings of the Legislature.

CHAPTER IV: LEGISLATIVE POWER OF THE GOVERNOR

213 Power of Governor to promulgate Ordinances during recess of Legislature.

CHAPTER V: THE HIGH COURTS IN THE STATES

214 High Courts for States.

215 High Courts to be courts of record.

216 Constitution of High Courts.

217 Appointment and conditions of the office of a Judge of a High Court.

218 Application of certain provisions relating to the Supreme Court to High Courts.

219 Oath or affirmation by Judges of High Courts.

220 Restriction on practice after being a permanent Judge.

221 Salaries, etc., of Judges.

222 Transfer of a Judge from one High Court to another.

223 Appointment of acting Chief Justice.

224 Appointment of additional and acting Judges.

224A Appointment of retired Judges at sittings of High Courts.

225 Jurisdiction of existing High Courts.

226 Power of High Courts to issue certain writs.

226A [Repealed..]

227 Power of superintendence over all courts by the High Court.

228 Transfer of certain cases to High Court.

228A [Repealed.]

229 Officers and servants and the expenses of High Courts.

230 Extension of jurisdiction of High Courts to Union territories.

231 Establishment of a common High Court for two or more States.

CHAPTER VI: SUBORDINATE COURTS

233 Appointment of district judges.

233A Validation of appointments, judgments, etc., delivered by, certain district judges.

234 Recruitment of persons other than district judges to the judicial service.

235 Control over subordinate courts.

236 Interpretation.

237 Application of the provisions of this Chapter to certain classes or classes of magistrates.

PART VII: THE STATES IN PART B OF THE FIRST SCHEDULE

238 [Repealed.]

PART VIII: THE UNION TERRITORIES

239 Administration of Union territories.

239A Creation of local Legislatures or Council of Ministers or both for certain Union territories.

239AA Special provisions with respect to Delhi.

239AB Provision in case of failure of constitutional machinery.

239B Power of the administrator to promulgate Ordinances during recess of the Legislature.

240 Power of President to make regulations for certain Union territories.

241 High Courts for Union territories.

242 [Repealed.]

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