Published on: August 6, 2021


NEW COUNCIL OF MINISTERS – KARNATAKA What is in news : New Chief minister of Karnataka has inducted 29 new council of ministers

proverbially What is in constitution :

  • Article 163 – Council of Ministers to aid and advise Governor
  • Article 164 – Ministers are appointed by Governor on aid & advice of Chief Minister
  • The minimum strength of council of ministers in a state as per Constitution is 12 and maximum is 15 percent of Legislative Assembly.
  • Oaths for ministers : oaths of office and of secrecy.
  • The Governor has discretionary powers and the validity of acts done using the discretionary powers cannot be questioned.

Did you know : President of India does not have existence without council of ministers, but Governor has (at the time of President’s rule).