Q. Consider the following statements regarding joint sitting of the houses:
1.The president can summon both the Houses to meet in a joint sitting.
2.The provision of joint sitting is applicable to ordinary bills, financial bills and money bills.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:

Explanation: The president can summon both the Houses to meet in a joint sitting for the purpose of deliberating and voting on the bill.

  • It must be noted here that the provision of joint sitting is applicable to ordinary bills or financial bills only and not to money bills or Constitutional amendment bills.
  • In the case of a money bill, the Lok Sabha has overriding powers, while a Constitutional amendment bill must be passed by each House separately.

Source: Laxmikanth Polity