Consider the following statements:
The Supreme Court of India tenders advice to the President of India on matters of law or fact
1. on its own initiative (on any matter of larger public interest)
2. if he seeks such an advice
3. only if the matters relate to the Fundamental Rights of the citizens
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
|A|| 1 only|
|B|| 2 only|
|C|| 3 only|
|D|| 1 and 2|
Ans. B Exp: Article 143- Power of President to consult Supreme Court (1) If at any time it appears to the President that a question of law or fact has arisen, or is likely to arise, which is of such a nature and of such public importance that it is expedient to obtain the opinion of the Supreme court upon it, he may refer the question to that Court for consideration and the Court may, after such hearing as it thinks fit, report to the President its opinion thereon (2) The President may, notwithstanding anything in the proviso to Article 131, refer a dispute of the kind mentioned in the said proviso to the Supreme Court for opinion and the Supreme Court shall, after such hearing as it thinks fit, report to the President its opinion thereon. Ref: Wizard Indian Polity and Constitution, pg. no. 297-298.