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What are the functions of the prime minister in India?

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Functions of the prime minister in India include;

  • Heads the council of ministers and government.
  • Advices the president on the exercise of his functions/appointment of senior officers of the government
  • Represent India in international fora.
  • Chairs cabinet meetings
  • Recommends persons for the award of civil honours and distinctions
  • Can dissolve the Lok Sanha with the advice of the president.
  • Communicates to the president all decisions of the council of ministers, relating to the administration of the affairs of the union and proposal for legislation
  • He is answerable to the parliament about the operations of various government departments.

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