what is meant by council of ministers?
Council of Ministers is the body of all the ministers who are a part of the government. It includes
(1) Cabinet Ministers – They are the highest ranking ministers. They are usually the top-level leaders of the ruling party. All the major policy decisions are taken by the cabinet on behalf of the government.
(2) Ministers of State with independent charge – They are in charge of small ministries. They can attend the cabinet meetings only when invited.
(3) Minister of State – They assist the Cabinet Ministers in the working of their ministers.
The Cabinet of India (officially called the Union Council of Ministers of India ) is the collective decision-making body of theGovernment of India, consists of the Prime Minister and 35 Cabinet Ministers, the most senior of the government ministers. The Cabinet is the ultimate decision-making body of the executive within the Westminster system of government in traditional constitutional theory.