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Q. What are the powers of Parliament to legislate on a Subject included in the State List in ordinary situations?

Ans. There are various situations, other than the Emergency, in which Parliament has been empowered to enact laws with respect to the matters included in the State List.
As provided in Article 249, if the Council of State declares by resolution supported by not less than two- thirds of the members present and voting that it is necessary or expedient in the national interest that Parliament should make laws with respect to any matter enumerated in the State List specified in the resolution, it shall be lawful for Parliament to make laws with respect 4o such matter of the State List. A resolution passed by the Council of States under this article shall remain in force for a period not exceeding one year. However, the Council of States may pass such resolution again to Continue it for a period beyond one year. Such resolution may be renewed every year for any period of time.
A law passed by Parliament under this article shall cease to have effect after the expiry of 6 months period from th…