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It is an understood fact that for making a law you need to pass it by the The Parliament of India which is composed of Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha in India.

In light of this, what all powers are vested in individual ministries under the central government?

As in, can they make rules and pass orders without having to pass them by the parliament as the usual process is? It would be helpful if I can be provided links to any resource having this information in detail, as I am unable to find any on Google.

  • I have edited the question a little bit, but it is still not clear. Do you mean how the Government ministries can change some regulation within their own ministry? It is not clear what you mean by "rules" and "orders". – Alexei Dec 2 at 12:54
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    My question is, since for a rule to be enforced, it has to be passed by parliament and then it becomes a law. Can ministries make rules by themselves, without getting them passed by the parliament? – Amit Sonik Dec 2 at 13:19
  • I think they definitely have some authority without the parliament getting involved. E.g. check circulars / orders from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. – Alexei Dec 2 at 13:26
  • This link definitely helps. But is it possible to have a document that very clearly describes the functions and powers of the ministries? Does the constitution of india have this info? – Amit Sonik Dec 2 at 13:48
  • I am not familiar with the specifics of Indian politics, but I expect the Constitution to have general laws which act as a framework for the actual laws. I cannot find the English terms, but typically a law must also be accompanied by some implementation details in order to fully work. I think the various government departments to mostly work based on these details. – Alexei Dec 2 at 14:13

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