The president of India is a formal head, but he works as conscience keeper of the government. Comment. Approach INTRODUCTION: Write about President is the formal head of the state, he is considered as the 1st person and hence he is the symbol of the country. THE BODY Explain how President is the formal head of the state by mentioning its function and related articles.Mention that President is not always bound by advice of PM and He has situational discretionary powers i.e. in some situations due which he acts as conscience keeper.Explain it by giving examples.