The Prime Minister of India
The elections are currently on in our country to choose a responsible government which may lead us towards a better future. These elections give us an opportunity to decide who we wish to have us lead towards our goals as a nation, and more importantly, to have as our representatives in the Parliament. While citizens across the country over the age of 18 years head to polling stations to cast their vote, one Indian citizen is finally chosen as the Chief of Government - The Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister is usually a leader from the majority party in the Parliament and can be a member of either the Rajya Sabha or the Lok Sabha sworn into the Parliament. Although officially appointed by the President of India to assist in the administration, the Prime Minister also allocates posts to other ministers within the Government.
Being the Prime Minister of the second-most populous and seventh-largest country is not an easy task. The Prime Minister is not only Chief Advisor to the President of India but also the Head of the Council of Ministers or the Cabinet in the Parliament. Being the Chairman or Presiding Member of the Cabinet, he/she has the power to select or dismiss its members. He/she is the Chairman of the Planning Commission of India, and by effectively leading the Government, the Prime Minister effectually leads the country!
However, the Prime Minister does not work in isolation. He/she has an office - the Prime Minister's Office or PMO. Although the PMO primarily offers secretarial assistance to the Prime Minister, its anti-corruption unit and public wing help deal with complaints and grievances.