ARTICLE 161, 162 OF CONSTITUTION OF INDIA 1949

What is Power of Governor to grant pardons, etc., and to suspend, remit or commute sentences in certain cases? What is the Extent of executive power of State? Article 161 and 162 of Constitution of India, 1949

Power of Governor to grant pardons, etc., and to suspend, remit or commute sentences in certain cases and Extent of executive power of State are defined under Article 161 and 162 of Constitution of India 1949. Provisions under these Article are:

 

 

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

The Governor of a State shall have the power to grant pardons, reprieves, respites or remissions of punishment or to suspend, remit or commute the sentence of any person convicted of any offence against any law relating to a matter to which the executive power of the State extends. Extent of executive power of State

 

Article 162 of Constitution of India "Extent of executive power of State"

Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the executive power of a State shall extend to the matters with respect to which the Legislature of the State has power to make laws.

Provided that in any matter with respect to which the Legislature of a State and Parliament have power to make laws, the executive power of the State shall be subject to, and limited by, the executive power expressly conferred by the Constitution or by any law made by Parliament upon the Union or authorities thereof.

 

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