The Cabinet holds a pivotal position in the working of the Indian Parliamentary Government. In this context discuss the following:
Any two administrative powers of the Cabinet.
The following are two important administrative powers of the Cabinet:
i. The cabinet prepares the policy on external as well as domestic matters. It takes decisions on topics like defence, economic policy, security, President’s Rule, the formation of new states, industrial policy, imports and electoral reforms. The Ministries have freedom of action but in effect, it is the Cabinet that they have to consult before practising it.
ii. Once a policy decision is made by the Cabinet, it is communicated to the concerned Minister of the State and the Deputy Minister. They work out the details and pass it on to the civil servants who are to implement it. In this way, governance is carried out by the Council of Ministers and the civil servants entrusted with the responsibility.