Veto power of President

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What is Veto power of president of India?What are the different types of veto power of president?

Veto Power: Meaning 

Veto power is the power of the chief executive to prevent permanently or temporarily the enactment of the legislation.It is of various types.

Types of veto power of president

When the bill is presented to the president he has the following options,

  1. He declares that he gives his assent to the bill.Then the bill becomes an act.
  2. If the bill is not a money bill or a constitutional amendment bill,then he may declare that he withholds his assent to the bill.This is called absolute veto.This kills the bill.The absolute veto can be applied only in case of ordinary or financial bill.In India absolute veto is applied by the president on the recommendation of council of ministers
  3. If the bill is not a money bill or a constitutional amendment bill then the president may send the bill for the reconsideration of parliament.This is called suspensive veto.It is applied by the president in his discretion.When the parliament passes the bill for the second time and present the bill to the president for the second time ,he shall give his assent.
  4. If the bill is not a money bill or a constitutional amendment bill,then the president may allow the bill to be in his desk for an indefinite period without giving his assent.This is called pocket veto.The pocket veto is applied by the president in his discretion.

Thus the veto power of president makes him an important and powerful element of the parliamentary process in the country.

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