Describe briefly the procedure for Impeachment of the President.
The President can be removed from office by the procedure of impeachment. The charges for impeachment can be filed by both Houses of Parliament. However, a procedure needs to be followed for the filing of the resolution. These are
- The charges need to be filed only after a notice of 14 days. The notice has to be signed by at least quarter of the total number of members of the House.
- The resolution then needs to be passed by a majority of at least two-thirds of the total membership of the House.
- The charges against the President are then to be investigated by the other House, where the President has the right to appear and be represented for the investigation.
- If the charges against the President are confirmed by two-thirds of the total members of the other House, the President stands removed from office.
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