The Parliament of India acquires the power to legislate on any item in the State List in the national interest if a resolution to that effect is passed by the
When Rajya Sabha Passes a Resolution:
Such a resolution must be supported by two-thirds of the members present and voting.
With reference to the ‘Gram Nyayalaya Act’, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. As per the Act, Gram Nyayalayas can hear only civil cases and not criminal cases.
2. The Act allows local social activists as mediators/reconciliators.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
Which one of the following has a close affinity to the rule of law?
In the Lok Sabha elections, who among the following can order recount of the votes polled, if a candidate so demands?
Participatory democracy calls for
Which one of the following is NOT a mechanism to ensure political accountability?
Consider the following statements with regard to Judicial System in India:
1. Panchayat Courts function in some of the states
2. The Supreme Court of India consists of 26 judges now (Possible strength of 34)
3. Union Territories of Delhi and Chandigarh both have High Courts
4. The National Judicial Academy has been set up by the government of India
Which of above statements is/are CORRECT?
Consider the following statements with regard to the powers enjoyed by the governor of a state of India:
1. He addresses the Legislative Assembly of the State at the Commencement of the first session of each year
2. He can send massages to the Legislative Assembly with respect to a Bill pending in the Assembly at that time
3. He can summon, prorogue and dissolve the Legislative Assembly of the State
4. He can give assent to a Bill to curtail the powers of the State High Court
Which of the above statements is/are CORRECT?
A governor is an integral part of the state legislature. In that capacity, he has the following legislative powers and functions:
Consider the following statements with regard to the Chief Minister of a State in India:
1. He/She is appointed by the Governor of the State
2. He/She and his/her Council of Ministers is collectively responsible to the Governor
3. He/She must communicate to the Governor all the decisions of Council of Ministers relating to the administration of the State and proposals for legislation
4. If the Governor of the State so requires, the Chief Minister shall submit for the consideration of the Council of Ministers any matter on which a decision has been taken by a minister but which has not been considered by the Council of Ministers.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
Consider the following statements with regard to the Advocate-General of a State in India:
1. He/She is appointed by the President of India
2. He/She can take part in the proceedings of the State Legislative Assembly
3. His/Her salary is paid from the Consolidated Fund of India
4. He/She advises the State government on legal matters
Which of these is/are correct?
The Governor of each State shall appoint a person who is qualified to be appointed as a Judge of a High Court to be Advocate General for the State. The Governor appoints the Advocate General of the state. The person who is appointed should be qualified to be appointed a judge of a high court.
It shall be the duty of the Advocate General to give advice to the Government of concerned State upon such legal matters and to perform such other duties of a legal character; as may from time to time be referred or assigned to him by the Governor and to discharge the functions conferred on him
Consider the following:
1. District Board
2. Municipal Corporation
3. Notified Area Authority and Town Area Committee
4. Township Committee and Port Trust
Which of these is/are urban locals body/bodies in India?
Municipal Corporation, Notified Area Authority, and Town Area Committe, Township Committee, and Port Trust Committees are urban local bodies in India because these bodies are elected by public voting for the development of cities & town.
The State Election Commissioner can be removed by?
Constitution of India says that the State Election Commissioner shall not be removed from his office except in like manner and on the like grounds as a Judge of a High Court (Article 243K)
That means he can only be removed from his office by an order of the President (It has to be supported by both the houses of parliament with a special majority). The president has to consult the Chief election commissioner though.
The Members of the Panchayat Samiti are
The Panchayat Samiti is elected for five years by the people and is headed by a chairman and deputy chairman elected by the members of the panchayat samiti. One sarpanch samiti supervises the other grampanchayats. It acts as a co-ordinating body between district panchayat and grampanchayat.
Which one of the following States was the first to introduce the Panchayat Raj system?
The Panchayat Raj system was first adopted by the state of Rajasthan in Nagaur district on 2nd Oct 1959. The second state was Andhra Pradesh, while Maharashtra was the Ninth state. State governments during the 1950s and 60s adopted this system as laws were passed to establish panchayats in various states.
Consider the following statements about Secularism:
1. It promotes religious philosophy
2. It separates religion from politics
3. It denies state support to religious organizations
4. It oppose religious ideas and ideology
Which of these statements is/are correct?
In political terms, secularism is the principle of the separation of government institutions and persons mandated to represent the state from religious institutions and religious dignitaries (the attainment of such is termed secularity).
While appointing a Lokayukta, the governor in most of the states consults
While appointing, the governor in most of the states consults (a) the chief justice of the state high court, and (b) the leader of Opposition in the state legislative assembly.
Which among the following is a correct statement?
So, Option B is correct.
The First woman Governor of a State in free India was:
Sarojini Naidu was the first woman to become the governor of an Indian state. She ruled Uttar Pradesh from August 15, 1947 to March 2, 1949.
Which Amendment facilitated the appointment of the same person as a governor from two or more states
7th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1956 facilitated the appointment of the same person as a governor for two or more states.
Consider the following statement is incorrect about the Financial Powers of Governor?
Governor constitutes a finance commission after every five years and not ten years to review the financial position of the panchayats and the municipalities.
Explanation:- Statement (b), (c) and (d) are correct. Statement (a) is incorrect.
Consider the following Statements about the Governor's Term of Office and select the correct Statements.
1. The President may transfer a Governor appointed one state to another state for the rest of the term.
2. A Governor whose term has expired can not be reappointed in the same state or any other state.
Select the correct code given below
First statement is correct. The President may transfer a Governor appointed one state to another state for the rest of the term. Second statement is incorrect. A Governor whose term has expired may be reappointed in the same state or any other state.
Consider the following statements:
1. The National Development Council is an organ of the Planning Commission.
2. The Economic and Social Planning is kept in the Concurrent List in the Constitution of India.
3. The Constitution of India prescribes that Panchayats should be assigned the task of preparation of plans for economic development and social justice.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Thus correct answer is (B) 2 and 3 only.
Why does the governor have a dual role?
The Governor is the chief executive head of the state. He is nominated executive head. The Governor also acts as an agent of the Central Government. Therefore, the office of Governor has a dual role.
Which of the following is not a Legislative power of Governor?
He can make rules specifying the manner in which the Orders and other instruments made and executed in his name shall be authenticated. (a), (b) and (d) are the Governor's Legislative power. But, (c) is Governor’s Executive power
The Governor has more or less analogues powers like the President. But as compared to the President he has no…
1. Financial power
2. Diplomatic power
3. Emergency powers
4. Legislative powers
5. Military powers
Select the correct code given below
A governor possesses executive, Legislative, financial and judicial powers more or less analogous to the President of India. However he has no Diplomatic, Military or Emergency powers like the President.