Q. . Consider the following statements with respect to features of parliamentary government in India:
1. Presence of Nominal and Real executives
2. Majority party rule
3. Membership of ministers in the legislature
4. Dissolution of upper house
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 1 and 3 only

[C] 1, 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2, 3 and 4

Answer: C
  • The parliamentary system is also known as the ‗Westminster‘ model of government, responsible government and cabinet government.
  • The Constitution establishes the parliamentary system not only at the Centre but also in the states. The features of parliamentary government in India are:
  • Presence of nominal and real executives
    • Majority party rule
    • Collective responsibility of the executive to the legislature
    • Membership of the ministers in the legislature
    • Leadership of the prime minister or the chief minister,
    • Dissolution of the lower House (LokSabha or Assembly).