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Prelims-IAS –POLITY MCQ Ans -25

1.. Which of the following statements are correct?

1. The executive is collectively responsible to the Lok Sabha.
2. A vote of no confidence even against a single minister leads to the resignation of the entire Council of Ministers.
Select the code from following:
a)  1 only .     b)  2 only          c)  Both 1 and 2          d) Neither 1 nor 2
  • The Council of Ministers is collectively responsible to the Lok Sabha.
  • This provision means that a Ministry which loses confidence of the Lok Sabha is obliged to resign.
  • The principle indicates that the ministry is an executive committee of the Parliament and it collectively governs on behalf of the Parliament.
  • Collective responsibility is based on the principle of the solidarity of the cabinet .
  • It implies that a vote of no confidence even against a single minister leads to the resignation of the entire Council of Ministers .
  • It also indicates that if a minister does not agree with a policy or decision of the cabinet, he or she must either accept the  decision or resign.
  • It is binding on all ministers to pursue or agree to a policy for which there is collective responsibility.
  • Ans-C

2.. Which of the following Civil Services are part of All India Services?

1. Indian Administrative Service
2. Indian Police Service
3. Indian Revenue Service

4. Indian Foreign Service

Select the code from following:

a) 1 and 2
b) 1,2 and 3
c) 1,2 and 4
d) All of the above

  • There are three All India Services –
1. Indian Administrative Service
2. Indian Police Service
3. Indian Forest Service
  • Indian Foreign Service and Indian Revenue Service are a part of Central Services of India.
  • Ans-A

3..Which of the following are the characteristics of the ‘All India Services’?

1. They are appointed by the Central Government while they work under the supervision of State Government.

2. State Government cannot take any form of disciplinary action against them.

Select the code from below:
a)  1 only        b)  2 only          c)  Both 1 and 2        d) Neither 1 nor 2
  • An IAS or IPS officer is assigned to a particular State, where he or she works under the supervision of the State government.
  • However, the IAS or IPS officers are appointed by the central government, they can go back into the service of the central government and most importantly, only the central government can take disciplinary action against them.
  • This means that the key administrative officers of the States are under the supervision and control of the central government.
  • The state government can take disciplinary action against IAS, IPS officers serving under them under Rule 7 (1) (b) of the All India Services (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1969.
  • However, the penalty of dismissal, removal or compulsory retirement shall not be imposed on a member of the service except by an order of the central government.


4..Which of the following states in India have bicameral legislature?

  1. Jammu and Kashmir
  2. Karnataka
  3. Andhra Pradesh
  4. Uttar Pradesh

Select the code from below:

a)  1 and 4
b)  2 and 4
c)  2,3 and 4
d) All of the above
  • The Parliament in India has two houses.
  • When there are two houses of the legislature, it is called a bicameral legislature.
  • The two Houses of the Indian Parliament are the Council of States or the Rajya Sabha and the House of the People or the Lok Sabha.
  • The Constitution has given the States the option of establishing either a unicameral or bicameral legislature.
  • At present only seven States have a bicameral legislature.States having a bicameral legislature:
·  Andhra Pradesh
·  Bihar
·  Jammu and Kashmir
·  Karnataka
·  Maharashtra
·  Telangana
·  Uttar Pradesh

5..Rajya Sabha is the Upper House of the Parliament which represents the States of India. Which of the following statements are correct regarding membership of Rajya Sabha?

1. Members of Rajya Sabha are directly elected by members of Legislative Assemblies of respective states.
2. Members of Rajya Sabha are elected for tenure of 5 years.
3. Every State has equal representation in Rajya Sabha.
Select the code from following:
a)  1 and 2
b)  2 and 3
c)  3 only
d) None of the above
  • The Rajya Sabha represents the States of India.
  • It is an indirectly elected body .
  • Residents of the State elect members to State Legislative Assembly.
  • The elected members of State Legislative Assembly in turn elect the members of the Rajya Sabha.
  • States with larger population get more representatives than States with smaller population get.
  • Thus, a more populous State like Uttar Pradesh sends 31 members to the Rajya Sabha, while a smaller and less populous State like Sikkim has one seat in the Rajya Sabha.
  • Members of the Rajya Sabha are elected for a term of six years.
  • They can get re- elected.
  • Ans-D

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