What are the general functions of parliament?

 Passing of bills and making of laws are the main duties of both the houses of the parliament. The union parliament- which is the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha taken together- deals mainly with transport and communications, banking, railways, foreign affairs, defence, customs, excise duties and others.

 The parliament decides on issues related to price control, social safety and security, insurance, social and economic planning, and many more. The Budget session in the parliament is one of the most important sessions because it decides the financial management policies of the country.

The parliament keeps a check on the functioning of the Council of Ministers. The members of parliament can ask questions from any minister, and the latter must reply. There are times when the conditions and situations in the country have changed. And, in such situation, the Parliament of India has the power to amend the constitution.