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Indian Polity

Union Executive

President of India

There shall be a President of India’, the executive powers of the Union shall be vested in the President. The President is the head of the Indian State. He is only a nominal executive head. The Constitution lays down the following conditions of the President's office:

a) He should not be a member of either the Parliament or a State Legislature,

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b) He should not hold any other office of profit,

c) His emoluments, allowances and privileges shall be determined by the Parliament,

d) His emoluments and allowances shall not be diminished during his term of office.

In case, a member of either House of the Parliament or a State Legislature of any State is elected as President, he shall be deemed to have vacated his seat in that House on the day he enters his office as the President.

The President is entitled, without payment of rent, to use his official residence.

The oath of the office of the President is administered by the Chief Justice of India and in his absence, the senior most judge of the Supreme Court available.

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