Important Time Limits in Indian Constitution

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Indian Constitution – Durations.

Important Time Limits in Indian Constitution

Condition Duration

Maximum interval between two sessions of Parliament/State Assembly Six months

Maximum life of Presidential Ordinance Six months + Six weeks*

Maximum period within which an election is to be held to fill a vacancy created by the death, resignation or removal, or otherwise of a President Six months

Maximum duration for which President’s rule can be imposed in a state Six months extendable upto a maximum of three years

Time after which money bill passed by Lok Sabha is deemed to have been passed by Rajya Sabha when no action is taken by it 14 days

Maximum duration for which a President/Vice-President/Governor may hold his office from the date on which he enters his office 5 years

Maximum duration for which a Lok Sabha/State Legislature may function from the date appointed for its first meeting 5 years

Maximum period for which the term of a Lok Sabha/State Legislature may be extended while a Proclamation of Emergency is in operation 1 year at a time

Where the term of a Lok Sabha/State Legislature has been extended while a Proclamation of Emergency is in operation, the maximum period for which he Lok Sabha/State Legislature may continue to function after the Proclamation of Emergency has ceased to operate Six months

Maximum duration for which a Union Minister/State Minister may hold his office without being a member of either of the houses of the Parliament/State Legislature Six months

Maximum duration for which a member of either House of Parliament may be absent without permission, before his seat is declared is vacant 60 days

Maximum period within which a person who is arrested and detained in custody shall be produced before the nearest magistrate 24 hours

Maximum duration for which a Panchayat/Municipality shall function from the date appointed for its first meeting 5 years

Maximum duration for which a member of a Union Commission may hold his office subject to his not attaining the age of sixty-five years 6 years

Maximum duration for which a member of a State Commission may hold his office subject to his not attaining the age of sixty-two years 6 years

Time within which a candidate elected from more than one seat in Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha or either House of the Legislature of a State must resign from all but one of such seats 10 days

* Six months being the maximum interval between two sessions of the Parliament and six weeks being the time allowed for the Parliament to approve/disapprove the ordinance after its reassembly.

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