Rules Made By The President Of India
- Govt. of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 are made by the President of India under Article 77 of the Constitutionfor the allocation of business of the Govt. of India.
- The Ministries/Departments of the Govt. are created by the President on the advise of the Prime Minister under these Rules.
- The Cabinet Secretariat is under the direct charge of the Prime Minister. The administrative head of the Secretariat is the Cabinet Secretary who is also the ex-officio Chairman of the Civil Services Board. The Cabinet Secretariat is responsible for the administration of the Govt. of India Rules, 1961.
- It assists in decision-making in Govt. by ensuring Inter-Ministerial coordination, ironing out differences and evolving consensus.
- It ensures that the President, the Vice-President and Ministers are kept informed.
- It helps in the Management of major crisis situations in the country.
- National Authority, Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) was set up by a resolution of Cabinet Secretariat dated 5 May, 1997 to fulfill the obligations enunciated in the Chemical Weapons Convention initially signed by 130 countries in a conference which concluded on 14 January 1993 for the purpose prohibiting of the development, production, execution, transfer, use and stockpiling of all chemical weapons.
'Committees constituted with respect to Centre-State Relations
- The commission pint out need for a strong Centre along with possible and necessary State autonomy.
- Recently the Central Govt. has appointed M.M Punchhi Commission in April, 2007. This commission is to review the Centre-State relations and to make necessary recommendations on it.
- It will submit its report in two years. The Chief Justice (Retd.) of India, Madan Mohan Punchhi is the Chairman of this commission.