RELATIONSHIP OF GOVERNOR AND CHIEF MINISTER

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The following provisions of the Constitution deal with the relationship between the governor and the chief minister: 1. Article 163: There shall be a council of ministers with the chief minister as the head to aid and advise the governor on the exercise of his functions, except in so far as he is required to exercise his functions or any of them in his discretion. 2. Article 164: In this article- (a) The chief minister shall be appointed by the governor and other ministers shall be appointed by the governor on the advise of the chief minister; (b) The ministers shall hold office during the pleasure of the governor; and (c) The council of ministers shall be collectively responsible to the legislative assembly of the state. 3. Article 167: It shall be the duty of the chief minister: (a) to communicate to the governor of the state all decisions of the council of ministers relating to the administration of the affairs of the state and proposals for legislation; (b) to furnish such information relating to the administration of the affairs of the state and proposals for legislation as the governor may call for; and (c) if the governor so requires, to submit for the consideration of the council of ministers any matter on which a decision has been taken by a minister but which has not been considered by the council.

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