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How does the Cabinet differ from the Council of Minister?

Asked by Topperlearning User 18th April 2016, 1:58 PM
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Difference between the Cabinet and the Council of Ministers


Council of Ministers

It is a smaller group consisting of senior members that hold important portfolios.

They consist of all categories of ministers – Cabinet ministers, Ministers of State and Deputy Ministers.

They are the most trusted and consulted colleagues of the Prime Minister. He asks their advice on important matters. The decisions of the Cabinet are binding on all the ministers.

He may or may not consult these ministers for making important decisions.

They are a small organised group of senior ministers who meet as frequently as possible to shape national policies and transact government business. 

They meet rarely as a whole, in day-to-day working of the government.

They advice the President through the Prime Minister, in day-to-day governance of the country.

Though the Council of ministers advice the President, in reality it is the Cabinet which advices the President and the latter acts on their advice.

Answered by Expert 18th April 2016, 3:58 PM
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