ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Sauce for MGR Is Not Sauce for Nazir Sab

A G Noorani THAT there should be some norms for ministers' trips abroad no one can deny. As far as the Central ministers are concerned, the Prime Minister's authority as head of the Council of Ministers is patent. What is the legal basis for his authority over ministers in the states? Under Section 9 of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1976, "No member of a legislature, office-bearer of a political party, government servant or employee of any corporation shall, while visiting any country or territory outside India, accept, except with the prior permission of the Central government, any foreign hospitality"

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