Distinguish between the Cabinet and Council of Ministers.
Difference between the Cabinet and the Council of Ministers
|Cabinet||Council of Minister|
|It is a small group consisting of senior members which hold important portfolios.||It consists of all categories of ministers – Cabinet Ministers, Ministers of State and Deputy
|They are the most trusted and consulted colleagues of the Prime Minister. He asks their advice on important matters. The decisions of
the Cabinet are binding on all the ministers.
|He may or may not consult these ministers for making important decisions.|
|They are a small organised group of senior ministers who meet as frequently as possible to shape national policies and transact
|They meet rarely as a whole in the day-to-day working of the government.|
|They advise the President through the Prime Minister, in the day-to-day governance of the country.||Though the Council of Ministers advise the President, in reality, it is the Cabinet which advises the President and the latter acts on
Concept: Council of Ministers and the Cabinet
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