It is the duty of the Union to ensure that the Government of every State is carried on in accordance with the provision of the Constitution. If the President on receipt of a report from the Governor of a State or otherwise is satisfied that a situation has arisen in which the Government of a state cannot, carried on in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution, or if a State fails to comply with, or to give effect to, any directions given by the Union in exercise of executive power, the President may make proclamation of failure of constitutional machinery in the State and put the State under President's rule. He can then assume to himself if all or any of the State legislatures shall be exercisable by or under the authority of the Parliament. Article 356 of the Constitution provides that the proclamation of Presidents's rule in a State shall be laid before each House of the Parliament for approval within two months unless before the expiration of two months unless before the expiration of that period, it is approved by resolutions of both the houses of Parliament. If is also provided that after the approval of the Parliament, the proclamation shall not remain in force for more than six months at a time unless its life is extended every six months op to a maximum of one year.