Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 8th Standard
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Write on Following Concept in Your Own Words. Impeachment Procedure - History and Civics

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Write on following concept in your own words. 

Impeachment procedure 

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The judges of the Supreme Court and high court and the President can be impeached by the Parliament before the expiry of their term if in any case there is the violation of the constitution by them. As per the Indian constitution, President of India can be removed in a case through his acts or actions; the constitutional norms are violated. Impeachment is first of the two stages in the process for removing a government's official without that official's agreement. Following is the procedure being followed to remove the acting President or the judges:

1. The motion for impeachment can be initiated in either of the houses. Once it is introduced, the process is carried on further.

2. The impeachment charges initiated by either of the houses should be signed by one-fourth members of the house and a 14 days' notice should be given to the official to be impeached.

3. After the resolution is passed by a majority of two-thirds of the total membership of that house, it is sent to the other house for the charges to be investigated.

4. If the other house also sustains the charges and passes the impeachment resolution by a majority of two- thirds of the total membership, then the President stands removed from his office.

In India, no President has far been impeached so far.

Concept: The Union Executive
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Balbharati History and Civics 8th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 2.3 The Union Executive
Exercise | Q 1 | Page 78
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