Which of the following statements are correct regarding a state’s bill?
1. The President has no role to play in the passage of a state's bill.
2. State's bill can be reserved for the President but once reserved the Governor has no role to play.
3. President can refuse to give assent to the state bill for multiple times.
When the Governor reserves a bill for the consideration of the President, he will not have any further role in the enactment of the bill. If the bill is returned by the President for the reconsideration of the House or Houses and is passed again, the bill must be presented again for the Presidential assent only. President can refuse to give assent to the state bill for multiple times.
Which of the following statement is correct regarding the discretionary power of the Governor?
1. This power is an incidental power and not mentioned in the Constitution of India.
2. Submitting a report to the President under Art 356 on the failure of Constitutional machinery in the state comes under this power.
There shall be a council of Ministers with the chief Minister at the head to aid and advise the Governor in the exercise of his functions, except in so far as he is by or under this constitution required to exercise his functions or any of them in his discretion.
Which of the following statement is correct regarding Legislative Council?
- The Parliament can abolish a legislative council or create it if the legislative assembly of the concerned state passes a resolution to that effect. Such a specific resolution must be passed by the state assembly by a special majority. This Act of Parliament is not to be deemed as an amendment of the Constitution for the purposes of Article 368 and is passed as an ordinary piece of legislation by a simple majority.
- An ordinary bill can originate in either House of the state legislature. If the assembly rejects the amendments suggested by the council or the council rejects the bill altogether or does not take any action for three months, then the assembly may pass the bill again and transmit the same to the council. If the council rejects the bill again or passes the bill with amendments not acceptable to the assembly or does not pass the bill within one month, then the bill is deemed to have been passed by both the Houses in the form in which it was passed by the assembly for the second time.
Which of the following is not the conditions for the disqualifications of members of the state legislative assembly?
1. Undischarged insolvent.
2. Unsound mind
3. Office of profit
Grounds for the disqualification:
- If he is of unsound mind.
- if he is an undischarged insolvent.
- if he is so disqualified under any law made by Parliament
- Not a citizen of India
Which of the following statements are correct regarding interstate council?
1. It was established on the recommendations of the Punchhi Commission.
2. First Interstate council was established by the government of Chandrashekhar in 1990.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
- Interstate council was established on the recommendations of the Sarkaria Commission.
- V. P. Singh established the Inter-State Council in 1990.
Who among the following can be the electors in the elections to the Legislative Councils of the State?
1. Members of municipalities
2. Primary school teachers
3. MLAs from the state
4. MPs from the state
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
Of the total number of members of a legislative council:
- 1/3 are elected by the members of local bodies in the state like municipalities, district boards, etc.,
- 1/12 are elected by graduates of three years standing and residing within the state,
- 1/12 are elected by teachers of three years standing in the state, not lower in standard than secondary school,
- 1/3 are elected by the members of the legislative assembly of the state from amongst persons who are not members of the assembly, and
- The remainder are nominated by the Governor from amongst persons who have a special knowledge or practical experience of literature, science, art, cooperative movement and social service.
- Thus, 5/6 of the total number of members of a legislative council are indirectly elected and 1/6 are nominated by the Governor. The members are elected in accordance with the system of proportional representation by means of a single transferable vote. The bonafides or propriety of the governor ‘s nomination in any case cannot be challenged in the courts.
Which of the following statements are incorrect?
1. In case of a bicameral legislature, Governor can issue ordinance only when both the houses are not in session.
2. Kerala promulgated highest number of ordinances in India in 2021.
- The Governor of a state can issue ordinances under Article 213 of the Constitution, when the state legislative assembly (or either of the two Houses in states with bicameral legislatures) is not in session
- Kerala promulgated 144 ordinances in 2021. Ordinances are temporary laws that the government can make when immediate action is required, and the legislature is not in session. This is noteworthy, because the Kerala State Assembly met for 61 days in 2021, making it the one with the greatest number of sittings in the country. This is at a time when all State Assemblies met for an average of 21 days.
Consider the following statements with reference to zonal councils in India:
1. All Zonal councils are statutory bodies created under the States Reorganisation Act of 1956.
2. The Union Home Minister acts as the chairman of all the zonal councils.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
The Zonal Councils are the statutory (and not the constitutional) bodies. They are established by the States Reorganisation Act of 1956. The act divided the country into five zones (Northern, Central, Eastern, Western and Southern) and provided a zonal council for each zone. However, the North-Eastern Council was created by a separate Act of Parliament—the North-Eastern Council Act of 1971. The union home minister is the common chairman of all the zonal councils.
Which of the following statements are incorrect regarding state Governor?
- Office of the Governor is adopted from the Government of India Act of 1935 while the method of appointment of state governors by the Centre is borrowed from the Canadian Constitution.
- Usually, there is a Governor for each state, but the 7th Constitutional Amendment Act of 1956 facilitated the appointment of the same person as a governor for two or more states.
- Article 262 contemplates the establishment of an Inter-State Council to effect coordination among the states and between Centre and states.
Which of the following statement(s) regarding passing a law under the State List is/are correct?
1) Parliament cannot legislate a subject under the State List under any circumstances.
2) A resolution supported by two- thirds of the members present and voting is required to be passed by Rajya Sabha to pass a law under the State List
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
Article 249 says that the Council of States has declared by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting that it is necessary or expedient in the national interest that Parliament should make laws with respect to any matter enumerated in the State List specified in the resolution. Hence statement 2 is correct.
Parliament can legislate a subject of state in following condition: Article 250, Article 252, Article 253 and Article 356.
Sikkim became an Associate State of the Indian Union through
- Sikkim became the associate State of India Vide Constitution(35th Amendment) Act 1974.
- Sikkim became the 22nd State of India Vide Constitution(36th Amendment) Act 1975.
Which of the following pairs of list and contents is/are correctly matched ?
1. State list : Public health and sanitation
2. Union list : Citizenship, naturalization and aliens
3. Concurrent list : Legal, medical and other professions
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Which of the following statements is correct with reference to the Governor of a State?
- Usually, there is a governor for each State, but the 7th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1956 facilitated the appointment of the same person as a governor of two or more states.
- Governor is entitled to such emoluments, allowances, and privileges as may be determined by Parliament.
- Since the Governor holds the office under the pleasure of the President, his office has no fixed term.
- President can remove the Governor and the grounds upon which he may be removed are not laid down in the constitution.
Which of the following officials take the Oath that has the following lines: “To preserve protect and defend the constitution”
3. Chief Justice of India
Select the correct statements using the codes given below:
- Article 60:……..will to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution and the law, and that I will devote myself to the service and well-being of the people of the Republic of India.
- Article 159: ……….my ability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution and the law and that I will devote myself to the service and well-being of the people of ………. (name of the State).
Who of the following served as Chief Ministers in different states of India?
1. Shashikala Kakodkar
2. Sushma Swaraj
3.Rajinder Kaur Bhattal
4.Syeda Anwar Taimur
Select the correct answer using following codes