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What is Article 79 in the Constitution of India 1949?

By Balaji

Updated on: March 6th, 2023

According to Article 79 of the Indian Constitution, there shall be a Parliament for the Union, consisting of the President and two Houses, to be known respectively as the Council of States and the House of the People. The Parliament is the legislative organ of the Union Government and the supreme legislative body of India.

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  • 1. Article 79 of the Indian Constitution (more)
  • 2. Important Aspects Under Article 79 of the Constitution (more)

Article 79 of the Indian Constitution

Article 79 of the Constitution states that there shall be a Parliament for the Union, which will consist of the President and two Houses to be called respectively the Council of States (Rajya Sabha) and the House of the People (Lok Sabha). The Parliament generally meets three times a year for sessions namely:

  • Budget Session (February-May)
  • Monsoon Session (July-August)
  • Winter Session (November-December)

Important Aspects Under Article 79 of the Constitution

Under Article 79 of the Constitution, the three important aspects are:

  • The President: He/she is an integral part of the Parliament and the highest formal authority of the country. He/she is the Head of the State. The President is not a member of either House of Parliament, nor does he/she sit in the Parliament to attend its meetings.
  • Rajya Sabha: The Rajya Sabha, also known as the Council of States, is the Parliamentary body that represents India’s states and union territories. It is the permanent House of Parliament, with a maximum membership of 250.
  • Lok Sabha: Known as the House of the People, the Lok Sabha represents the people of India as a whole. The maximum strength of the Lok Sabha is fixed at 550.

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