IAS General Studies Prelims Question No. 42

With reference to the Council of Ministers, consider the following statements:
1. An individual minister must enjoy confidence of President to hold the office
2. The resignation of Prime Minister dissolves the council automatically
3. A vote of no-confidence can be moved only against entire council and not individual ministers
Which among the above is / are correct statements?
[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
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[D] 1, 2 & 3
All the statements are correct.
Council of Ministers holds the office during pleasure of President.
Since Prime Minister is the head of Council of Minister, his resignation or death will automatically dissolve the Lok Sabha.
Vote of No confidence is passed against entire council and not against individual ministers.