When a Bill (other than money bill) is presented to the Governor for his consent , he can take following 4 steps:
:: In the process of legislation , Governor doesn’t have a total veto power, but can only stall legislation. However , Constitution does not specify the time – limit within which Governor can reserve the bill or when bill would come back. It merely uses the words ‘ as soon as possible “.
A money bill cannot be returned for reconsideration. This is because a money bill is introduced in legislature after taking Governor’s assent only. He has to give his assent to the money bill. In case a Money Bill is reserved for president , president has to declare whether he is giving or withholding his assent .
Discretion of the Governor is wider than that of the President . Article 163 (2) provides that as to the question of matter of discretion it is the Governor himself who decides which matter falls in his discretion.