The President may make such provision as he thinks fit for the discharge of the functions of the Governor of a State in any contingency not provided for in this Chapter.

Debate Summary

Article 138, Draft Constitution, 1948

The Legislature of a State may make such provision as it thinks fit (The President may make such provision as he thinks fit) for the discharge of the functions of the Governor of the/a State in any contingency not provided for in this Chapter.

 

Draft Article 138 (Article 160) was debated on 1st June 1949. It allowed the President or the State Legislature to make rules for the discharge of the Governor’s functions in certain situations.

 

Since the Assembly had decided to appoint Governors during the debate on Draft Article 131 (Article 155), one member proposed that this Draft Article be amended to reflect the same.

 

The amendment was accepted without any debate. The amended Draft Article was adopted on 1st June 1949.