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Budget in Parliament - I
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This lesson discusses the constitutional provisions for budget in the Parliament

Nandini Maharaj is teaching live on Unacademy Plus

Nandini Maharaj
MA in Applied Human Rights from Sheffield Hallam University, BA (Hons.) History from LSR, reader, dancer, love to teach, AIR 42 in 2018 UPSC

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tax cannot be increased???

  2. ABOUT ME o BA (Hons.) History o Lady Shri Ram College for Women o MA Applied Human Rights o Sheffield Hallam University o Kapila Hingorani Scholar o Hobbies: reading, dancing Rate, review and recommend! o Follouw me e


  4. CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS o The Constitution of India contains the following provisions with regard to the enactment of budget: 1. The President shall in respect of every financial year cause to be laid before both the Houses of Parliament a statement of estimated receipts and expenditure of the Government of India for that year. o 2. No demand for a grant shall be made except on the recommendation of the President.

  5. o 3. No money shall be withdrawn from the Consolidated Fund of India except under appropriation made by Laus o 4. No money bill imposing tax shall be introduced in the Parliament except on' the recommendation of the President, and such a bill shall not be introduced in the Rajya Sabha. 5, No tax shall be levied or collected except by authority of law. o 6. Parliament can reduce or abolish a tax but cannot increase it.

  6. 7, The Constitution has also defined the relative roles or position of both the Houses of Parliament with regard to the enactment of the budget in the following way: (a) A money bill or finance bill, dealing with taxation cannot be introduced in the Rajya Sabha-it must be introduced only in the Lok Sabha.

  7. o (b) The Rajya Sabha has no power to vote on the demand for grants; it is the exclusive privilege of the Lok sabha. o (c) The Rajya Sabha should return the Money bill (or Finance bill) to the Lok Sabha within fourteen days. The Lok Sabha can either accept or reject the recommendations made by Rajya sabha in this regard

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