Part XI
Article 258A

Power of the States to entrust functions to the Union

Notwithstanding anything in this Constitution, the Governor of a State may, with the consent of the Government of India, entrust either conditionally or unconditionally to that Government or to its officers functions in relation to any matter to which the executive power of the State extends.


This Article was not included in the Constitution of India 1950 and was not debated during the Constituent Assembly debates. It was inserted by the Constitution (Seventh Amendment) Act, 1956.