TNPSC Thervupettagam

SC on Punjab Governor

November 30 , 2023 88 days 197 0
  • The Supreme Court, has clarified that the rejection of a Bill by a Governor does not mean its death.
  • A law proposed by a state legislature is not extinguished merely because the Governor refuses to sign his/her assent.
  • Article 200 of the Constitution provides the Governor with three options when presented with a Bill — consent to the proposed law, withhold consent, or reserve the Bill for the consideration of the President.
  • The court clarified that the Governor cannot choose between letting a Bill die after rejecting it and sending it back to the House for re-legislation.

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