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Prelims-IAS –POLITY MCQ Ans-8

1.   With reference to the office of whip, consider the following statements:

  1. He is appointed by the speaker to ensure decorum in the house.
  2. Disciplinary action can be taken against the members who do not follow directives of the whip.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only                         (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2             (d) Neither 1 nor 2

  • Statement 1 is not correct: The office of ‘whip’ is mentioned neither in the Constitution of India nor in the Rules of the House nor in a Parliamentary Statute.
  • It is based on the conventions of the parliamentary government.
  • Every political party, whether ruling or Opposition has its own whip in the Parliament.
  • He is appointed by the political party to serve as an assistant floor leader.
  • Statement 2 is correct: He is charged with the responsibility of ensuring the attendance of his party members in large numbers and securing their support in favour of or against a particular issue.
  • He regulates and monitors their behaviour in the Parliament.
  • The members are supposed to follow the directives given by the whip.
  • Otherwise, disciplinary action can be taken.
  • Ans- B

2.  With reference to Cabinet Committees, consider the following statements:

  1. They are extra-constitutional in nature.
  2. They are set up by the President.
  3. Only Cabinet ministers are eligible to be their members.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only                       (b) 2 only .            (c) 1 and 2 only         (d) 2 and 3 only

  • Statement 1 is correct: Cabinet Committees are extra-constitutional in emergence.
  • In other words, they are not mentioned in the Constitution.
  • However, the Rules of Business provide for their establishment.
  • Statement 2 is not correct: They are set up by the Prime Minister, not President, according to the exigencies of the time and requirements of the situation.
  • Statement 3 is not correct: Cabinet Committees usually include only Cabinet Ministers.
  • However, the non-cabinet Ministers are not debarred from their membership.
  • Ans-A

3.    For a cut motion to be admissible, it:

1. should relate to one demand only.
2. should not make suggestions for the amendment or repeal of existing laws.
3. should not raise a question of privilege.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a)  1 and 2 only                            (b)  2 and 3 only
(c)  1 and 3 only                             (d)  1, 2 and 3

 

  • A cut motion, to be admissible, must satisfy the following conditions:

(i) It should relate to one demand only.
(ii) It should be clearly expressed and should not contain arguments or defamatory statements.
(iii) It should be confined to one specific matter.
(iv) It should not make suggestions for the amendment or repeal of existing laws.
(v) It should not refer to a matter that is not primarily the concern of Union government.
(vi) It should not relate to the expenditure charged on the Consolidated Fund of India.
(vii) It should not relate to a matter that is under adjudication by a court.
(viii) It should not raise a question of privilege.
(ix) It should not revive discussion on a matter on which a decision has been taken in the same session.

(x) It should not relate to a trivial matter.
  • Ans-D

4.    Who among the following allocates ranks as well as portfolios to ministers?

(a) President on advice of Prime Minister
(b) Cabinet Secretary
(c) Parliamentary Affairs Committee
(d) Appointments Committee of the Cabinet
  • The President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, directs the allocation of portfolios amongst the members of the Council of Ministers.
  • The ministers are appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister.
  • Parliamentary Affairs Committee looks after the progress of government business in the Parliament.
  • The Committee has no power to allocate ranks and portfolios to ministers.
  • Appointments Committee of the Cabinet decides all higher level appointments in the Central Secretariat, Public Enterprises, Banks and Financial Institutions.
  • The Committee has no power to allocate ranks and portfolios to ministers.
  • Ans-A

5.  Under Article 371, the President of India mandates which of the following to have special responsibility for the establishment of separate development boards for the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat?

(a) Governors of the respective states
(b) Prime Minister
(c) State Legislatures of the respective states
(d) Parliament
  • Under Article 371, the President is authorised to provide that the Governor of Maharashtra and that of Gujarat would have special responsibility for the establishment of separate development boards for —
    (i) Vidarbha, Marathwada and the rest of Maharashtra,
    (ii) Saurashtra, Kutch and the rest of Gujarat.
  • Ans-A

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