Re-passed Bills UPSC NOTE


  • The Supreme Court on Monday took note of the Tamil Nadu government’s argument that the Constitution does not provide Governor R.N. Ravi “discretion” to withhold the 10 Bills “re-passed” by the State Legislative Assembly.

  • Once they have been re-passed, these Bills are put in the same footing as Money Bills

  • But, at one point, the Chief Justice asked whether the Governor had to mandatorily send the Bills back to the House for re-consideration after withholding assent.The court also acknowledged the State’s submission that the Governor, having withheld assent and sent back the Bills once, cannot refer the reiterated Bills to the President.

  • The State had complained to the court that the Governor was holding the Bills back indefinitely.

  • Defeating the rights of the people of Tamil Nadu to the benefits of crucial laws passed by the House.

  • The Governor had withheld assent and “returned” the Bills to the House on November 13,.

  • The Tamil Nadu Assembly had convened a Special Session on November 18 to re-pass the Bills and send them back to the Governor for approval.

  • Mr. Venkataramani submitted that 182 Bills were given to the Governor by the House for approval, Of this, 152 have been approved. 

  • 5 bills were withdrawn by the government, and 9 bills were reserved by the Governor for referral to the President. 

  • The Governor had withheld consent on 10 proposed laws and five, which were received in October 2023, were under process. 

  • He sought a deferment of the hearing in order to give the Governor time to consider the re-passed Bills. The court scheduled the next hearing on December 1.



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Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam: Re-passed Bills UPSC NOTE
Re-passed Bills UPSC NOTE
Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam
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