April 24, 2024
With reference to the Disqualification of Members of Parliament on grounds of Defection, consider the following statements:
1. A nominated member can be disqualified if he/she joins any political party after the expiry of two months from becoming the member of the house.
2. The President of India has the power to overturn the disqualification of any Member of Parliament on grounds of defection.
3. The question of disqualification for defection in Rajya Sabha is decided by the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.
Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?
  • (A) 1 and 2 only
  • (B)  1 and 3 only
  • (C) 2 only
  • (D)  3 only
Consider the following statements with respect to the Speaker of Lok Sabha:
1. He can be removed from his office only by a resolution passed by a majority of the total membership of the Lok Sabha.
2. The Speaker has to vacate the office immediately after the dissolution of Lok Sabha.
3. His salaries and allowances are charged to the Consolidated Fund of India.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 and 2 only
  • (B) 1 and 3 only
  • (C)  3 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
Consider the following statements with reference to the Speaker Pro Tem in the Lok Sabha:
1.Speaker Pro Tem is appointed by the President of India.
2. Speaker Pro Tem administers the oath to the new Members of Parliament.
3. He/she determines the date of election of the Speaker.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) 1 and 2 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
Consider the following statements regarding the procedures in the Parliament of India:
1.The presiding officer of the House has the power of adjournment sine die.
2. The Speaker can prorogue the Lok Sabha while in session.
3. Prorogation does not affect the bills or any other business pending before the House.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 1 and 3 only
  • (C) 2 and 3 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
With reference to the Money Bill, which of the following statements is NOT correct?
  • (A) A bill shall be deemed to be a Money Bill if it contains only provisions relating to imposition, abolition, remission, alteration or regulation of any tax.
  • (B) A Money Bill has provisions for the custody of the Consolidated Fund of India or the Contingency Fund of India.
  • (C) A Money bill is concerned with the appropriation of money out of the Contingency Fund of India.
  • (D) A Money Bill deals with the regulation of borrowing of money or giving of any guarantee by the Government of India
Consider the following statements with reference to Excess Grants:
1. It is granted when the amount authorized by the Parliament through the appropriation act for a particular service for the current financial year is found to be insufficient for that year.
2. Excess grants must be approved by the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament before they are submitted to the Lok Sabha for voting.
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
With reference to the Contingency fund of India consider the following statements:
1. The Contingency Fund of India has been established by an act of the parliament.
2. The Contingency Fund of India is held by the Cabinet Secretary on behalf of the President.
3. The advances from the Contingency Fund of India are recouped from the Consolidated Fund of India with the approval of the Parliament.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) 1 and 3 only
  • (D) 1 and 2 only
Consider the following statements with respect to the Consultative Committees of the Parliament:
1. These committees are constituted after the constitution of the new Lok Sabha and are dissolved upon the dissolution of the Lok Sabha.
2. These committees are attached to various ministries and the Minister in charge of the Ministry acts as a chairperson of the attached Consultative Committee.
3. The membership of these committees is voluntary with the maximum membership of a committee being 30 and the minimum is 10.
Which of the Statements give above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) 1 and 2 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
Which of the following committees is/are chaired by the speaker of Lok Sabha?
1. Rules Committee
2. Business Advisory Committee
3. General Purpose Committee
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C)  1 and 2 only
  • (D)  1, 2 and 3
Consider the following statements with reference to ordinary bills:
1. When the President returns the bill for reconsideration of the parliament and if it is passed by both the Houses again with or without amendments, the president must give his/her assent to the bill.
2. When the President returns the bill for reconsideration of the state legislature and if it is passed by the House or Houses again with or without amendments, the president must give his/her assent to the bill.
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

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