Who Among the Following can be Removed from the Office Without Impeachment?

  1. Chief Election Commissioner
  2. President of India
  3. Chief Justice of India
  4. Governor of a State
Manish Listener Asked on 20th October 2015 in Politics.
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    Answer: (2) President of India

    President of can be removed from the office without impeachment. According to the Article 56(b) of Indian constitution “the President may, for violation of the constitution, be removed from office by impeachment in the manner provided in Article 61″ 

    Article 56 of Indian Constitution addressing the term of office of President.

    1. The President shall hold office for a term of five years from the date on which he enters upon his office: Provide that
      1. the President may, by writing under his hand addressed to the Vice-President, resign his office
      2. the President may, for violation of the constitution, be removed from office by impeachment in the manner provided in Article 61:
      3. the President shall, notwithstanding the expiration of his term, continue to hold office until his successor enters upon his office
    2. Any resignation addressed to the Vice-President under clause (a) of the proviso to clause (1) shall forthwith be communicated by him to the Speaker of the House of the People

    Article 61 of Indian Constitution
    Procedure for impeachment of the President 

    1. When a President is to be impeached for violation of the Constitution, the charge shall be preferred by either House of Parliament
    2. No such charge shall be preferred unless
      1. the proposal to prefer such charge is contained in a resolution which has been moved after at least fourteen days notice in writing signed by not less than one-fourth of the total number of members of the House has been given of their intention to move the resolution, and 
      2. such resolution has been passed by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the total membership of the House
    3. When a charge has been so preferred by either House Parliament, the other House shall investigate the charge or cause the charge or cause the charge to be investigated and the President shall have the right to appear and to be represented as such investigation 
    4. If as a result of the investigation a resolution is passed by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the total membership of the House by which the charge was investigated or cause to be investigated, declaring that the charge preferred against the President has been sustained, such resolution shall have the effect of removing the President from his office as from the date on which the resolution is so passed
    Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 20th October 2015.
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