CHAPTER I.-THE EXECUTIVE
The President and Vice-President
53. Executive power of the Union.-
(1) The executive power of the Union shall be vested in the President and shall be exercised by him
either directly or through officers subordinate to him in accordance
with this Constitution.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provision,
the supreme command of the Defence Forces of the Union shall be vested
in the President and the exercise thereof shall be regulated by law.
(3) Nothing in this article shall-
(a) be deemed to transfer to the President any functions conferred by
any existing law on the Government of any State or other authority;
(b) prevent Parliament from conferring by law functions on authorities
other than the President.