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February 1, 2017

GS Test-18-Indian Polity-Sessions & Sittings, Parliamentary Proceedings

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1) Which of the following statements about the freedom from arrest enjoyed by the members of the Parliament are correct?
1.A member of the Parliament cannot be arrested during the continuance of a meeting of the House or a Committee of which he is a member.
2.He cannot be arrested during the continuance of the joint sitting of the Houses.
3.He cannot be arrested during a period of 40 days before and after such meetings Or sittings.
4.These immunities are equally applicable to arrest in civil or criminal cases and preventive detention.
2) Consider the following statements When Lok Sabha is dissolved,
1.a Bill pending in Rajya Sabha which has not been passed by Lok Sabha lapses
2.a Bill pending in Lok Sabha lapses
3.a Bill passed by both Houses but pending assent of the President of India does not lapse
Which of the statement(s) given above is./are correct? [CDS 2006]
3) If a Money Bill passed by the Lok Sabha is not returned by the Rajya Sabha- within 14 days, then
4) The  Government   Bill   means  a  Bill introduced by a
5) Consider the following statements
1:The joint sitting of the two Houses of the Parliament in India is sanctioned under Article-108 of the Constitution.
2.The first joint sitting of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha was held in the year 1961.
3.The second joint sitting of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha was held to pass the Banking Services Commission (Repeal) Bill.
Which of these statements are correct?
6) How does participatory budgeting seek to make the functioning of local governance institutions more transparent and accountable?
1.By allowing citizens to deliberate and negotiate over the distribution of public resources.
2.By allowing citizens to play a direct role in deciding how and where resources should be spent.
3.By allowing historically excluded citizens with access to important decision-making venues.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
7) When an ordinary bill is referred to a joint sitting of both the houses of Indian Parliament, it has to be passed by
8) The joint sitting of the House of people and the Council of States is summoned by
9) Which of the following committees are committees of Parliament?
1.Public Accounts Committee.
2.Estimate Committee.
3.Committee on Public Undertakings.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
10) What will follow if a Money Bill is substantially amended by the Rajya Sabha?
11) In which among the following cases, the joint session of both the Houses of Parliament can be summoned?
1.To amend the Constitution.
2.When Bill has been pending with one House for more than six months after it was passed by the other.
3.When both the Houses disagree on the amendments to be made in a Bill.
4.When a Bill is passed by one House and is rejected by the other.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
12) When a Bill is referred to a joint sitting of both the Houses of Indian Parliament, it has to be passed by
13) No Money Bill can be introduced in the legislative assembly of a state, except on the recommendations of
14) At which of the following stages, general discussion on a Bill takes place in the Lok Sabha?
15) A Money Bill can be introduced in which House of Parliament?
16) Which of the following points of criticism are levelled against the amendment procedure in the Indian Constitution?
1.There is no provision for special Conventions for amendment of the Constitution as in the USA.
2.Too much power has been given to the States in the matter of proposing amendments to the Constitution.
3.The states have not been given sufficient powers with regard to amendment of the Constitution.
Choose the correct codes from the given below.
17) The Parliament can legislate on a subject in the state list
18) If the President returns the Bill to the legislature for reconsideration
19) With reference to Indian Parliament, which one of the following is not correct?
20) Which of the statements given is/are correct?
1.The speaker immediately vacates his/her office whenever the State Legislative Assembly is dissolved.
2.No member of a State Legislative Assembly shall be liable to any proceeding in any court in respect of anything said or any vote given by him/her in the legislature.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below. .
21) Consider the following statements
1.Union territories are not represented in the Rajya Sabha.
2.It is within the purview of the Chief Election Commissoner to adjudicate the election disputes.
3.According to the constitution of India, the Parliament consists of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha only.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
22) What is the difference between ‘Vote on Account’ and ‘Interim Budget’? ‘
1.The provision of a Vote on Account1 is used by a regular Government, while an ‘Interim Budget’ is a provision used by a caretaker Government.
2.A ‘Vote on Account’ only deals with the expenditure in Government’s budget, while an ‘Interim Budget’ includes both expenditure and receipts.
Which of the statement(s) given above is / are correct?
23) A deadlock between the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha for a joint sitting of the Parliament during the passage of
1.Ordinary Legislation
2.Money Bill
3.Constitutional Amendment Bill
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
24) Which of the following is true regarding ‘No Confidence Motion’ in the Parliament?
1.There is no mention of it in the Constitution.
2.A period of six months must lapse between the introduction of one ‘No Confidence Motion’ and another.
3.At least 100 persons must support such a motion before it is introduced in the House.
4.It can be introduced in the Lok Sabha only.
25) Two houses of the Parliament enjoy co-equal power in all spheres except
1.Financial matters
2.Responsibilities of the Council of Ministers
3.Amendment procedure
4.Election of President
26) The provision for the Calling Attention Notices has restricted the scope of which of the following?
27) With   reference   to   the   conduct   of government business in the Parliament of India, the term “Closure” refers to
28) The Speaker can stop a member of Parliament from speaking and let another member speak. This phenomenon is known as
29) In the Parliament of India, the purpose of an adjourment motion is
30) By which Bill the Government propose collection of revenues for a year?

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