The proposition that no tax can be imposed or expenditure sanctioned unless initiated and asked for by the executive government implies
  • a)
    Principle of annuality
  • b)
    Legislative control over taxation
  • c)
    Legislative control over expenditure
  • d)
    Financial initiative of the executive government
Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

UPSC Question

By Joel Kp · Aug 08, 2020 ·UPSC
Umed Singh answered Apr 09, 2020
The term 'the financial initiative of the executive' refers to the constitutional principle that only the government may initiate or move to increase appropriations or taxes. Like all standing orders and practices, those concerning the financial initiative regulate proceedings and impose restrictions on all members.

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