●Article 78 of the Constitution of India
•Article 78 of the Constitution deals with the duties of the Prime Minister with respect to the furnishing of information to the President
[Recently, the Prime Minister of India briefed the President on ‘issues of national and international importance]
•The meeting took place against the backdrop of border tensions with China, economic crisis and the Covid-19 situation.
•As per Article 78, duties of the Prime Minister:
•To communicate to the President all decisions of the Council of Ministers (CoM – Article 74) relating to the administration of the affairs of the union and proposals for legislation;
•To furnish such information relating to the administration of the affairs of the Union and proposals for legislation as the President may call for; and
•If the President so requires, to submit for the consideration of the CoM, any matter on which a decision has been taken by a Minister but which has not been considered by the CoM.