Who appoints the Prime Minister of India?

By Ritesh|Updated : July 21st, 2022

The Prime Minister of India is appointed by the President, as per Article 75 of the Indian Constitution. A Prime Minister has to be a member of either house of the Parliament - Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha. If he/she is not a member of the Parliament, then he has to be elected to either of the two houses within six months of his/her appointment.

How is the Prime Minister of India appointed?

As per Article 75 of the Constitution, the Prime Minister of India is appointed by the President, and all other ministers shall also be appointed by him/her on the advice of the Prime Minister. As per the rules of Parliament, the President shall appoint the leader of the party in the Majority as the Prime Minister. And, when there is no clarity on the majority of any party, then the President can exercise his discretion in appointing the Prime Minister. Check the appointments of other posts below:

  • The Chief Justice of India is appointed by the President.
  • The Lok Sabha speaker is appointed by the President.
  • President and Vice-President are elected by the Electoral College of India.
  • Chief Ministers and other Ministers of State are appointed by the Governor.

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FAQs for Who appoints the Prime Minister of India?

  • The President appoints the Prime Minister of India as per Article 75 of the Constitution. Other Union Ministers are appointed by the President on the Prime Minister’s advice.

  • There are elections in all states and Union territories for electing the Prime Minister of India. Then, the leader of the majority party is appointed as the PM by the President.

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