Important Questions Test: Local Government & Administration


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QUESTION: 1

All the members of the Gram Sabha also elect a Sarpanch who is the Panchayat

Solution:

The correct option is A.
The gram panchayat is divided into wards and each ward is represented by a Ward Member or Commissioner, also referred to as a Panch of Panchayat Member, who is directly elected by the villagers. The panchayat is chaired by the president of the village, known as a Sarpanch.

QUESTION: 2

The Gram Panchayat has a Secretary who is also the Secretary of the

Solution:

B is the correct option.Sarpanch, the Panchayat president, is elected by all the members of a Gram Sabha. The Gram Panchayat has a secretary who is also the secretary of Gram Sabha.

QUESTION: 3

Which of the following is not the source of funds for the Panchayat?

Solution:

The income of the panchayat samiti comes from following sources:
1. taxes levied upon land and water usage, professional taxes, liquor taxes and others
2. income generating programmes
3. grants-in-aid and loans from the State Government and the local zila parishad
4. voluntary contributions
Tax on export is not the source of income of the Panchayats.

QUESTION: 4

How many villages are there in India approximately

Solution:
QUESTION: 5

Who is the head of the Tehsil

Solution:

C is the correct option.Tehsils are headed by Tehsildars . The Tehsildar and Naib Tehsildar, are the Key officer in the revenue administration and exercise powers of the Assistant Collector 2nd grade. While deciding partition cases; the Tehsildar assumes the powers of Assistant Collector 1st grade.

QUESTION: 6

Which among of the following is not considered as part of the Civil Society ?

Solution:

According to the World Bank: “Civil society ... refers to a wide array of organizations: community groups, non-governmental organizations [NGOs], labour unions, indigenous groups, charitable organizations, faith-based organizations, professional associations, and foundations.”

QUESTION: 7

Mohan is a farmer. His family owns a small agricultural field, which they have been farming for many years. Next to his field is Raghu's land which is separated from his by a boundary called a bund. One morning Mohan noticed that Raghu had shifted the bund by a few feet. By doing so, he had managed to take over some of Mohan's land, and increased the size of his own field. Mohan was angry but also a little frightened. Raghu's family owned many fields and besides, his uncle was also the Sarpanch of the village. But even so, he plucked up courage and went to Raghu's house. A heated argument followed. Raghu refused to accept that he had moved the bund. He called one of his helpers and they began shouting at Mohan and beating him up. The neighbours heard the commotion and rushed to the spot where Mohan was being beaten up. They took him away. He was badly hurt on his head and hand. He was given first aid by one of his neighbours. His friend, who also ran the village post-office, suggested that they go to the local police station and file a report. Others were doubtful if this was a good idea because they felt they would waste a lot of money and nothing would come out of it. Some people said that Raghu's family would have already contacted the police station. After much discussion it was decided that Mohan would go to the police station along with some of the neighbours who had seen the incident.

What was the occupation of Mohan's friends

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QUESTION: 8

Maintaining law and order in the district is the most important responsibility of the

Solution:

A is the correct option.The district collector or the district magistrate is in charge of the administration of a district. ... He/she plays an important role in maintaining peace and order in the district and also passes orders to check the lawlessness and rioting in a district.

QUESTION: 9

Mohan is a farmer. His family owns a small agricultural field, which they have been farming for many years. Next to his field is Raghu's land which is separated from his by a boundary called a bund. One morning Mohan noticed that Raghu had shifted the bund by a few feet. By doing so, he had managed to take over some of Mohan's land, and increased the size of his own field. Mohan was angry but also a little frightened. Raghu's family owned many fields and besides, his uncle was also the Sarpanch of the village. But even so, he plucked up courage and went to Raghu's house. A heated argument followed. Raghu refused to accept that he had moved the bund. He called one of his helpers and they began shouting at Mohan and beating him up. The neighbours heard the commotion and rushed to the spot where Mohan was being beaten up. They took him away. He was badly hurt on his head and hand. He was given first aid by one of his neighbours. His friend, who also ran the village post-office, suggested that they go to the local police station and file a report. Others were doubtful if this was a good idea because they felt they would waste a lot of money and nothing would come out of it. Some people said that Raghu's family would have already contacted the police station. After much discussion it was decided that Mohan would go to the police station along with some of the neighbours who had seen the incident.

Where did Mohan go after being beaten up by Raghu

Solution:

Mohan went to the police station to make complaints about Raghu. It is the duty of the officer in charge to supervise the good and bad works. 

QUESTION: 10

District collector is also known as

Solution:

The correct option is C.
Since district magistrates are responsible for the collection of land revenue in the district, the post is also referred to as the District Collector in terms of the revenue department, and as the office-bearer works under the supervision of a Divisional Commissioner.

QUESTION: 11

Mohan is a farmer. His family owns a small agricultural field, which they have been farming for many years. Next to his field is Raghu’s land which is separated from his by a small boundary called a bund.
One morning Mohan noticed that Raghu had shifted the bund by a few feet. By doing so, he had managed to take over some of Mohan’s land, and increased the size of his own field. Mohan was angry but also a little frightened. Raghu’s family owned many fields and besides, his uncle was also the Sarpanch of the village. But even so, he plucked up courage and went ” to Raghu’s house.
A heated argument followed. Raghu refused to accept that he had moved the bund. He called one of his helpers and they began shouting at Mohan and beating him up. The neighbours heard the commotion and rushed to the spot where Mohan was being beaten up. They took him away.
He was badly hurt on his head r and hand. He was given first aid by one of his neighbours. His friend, who also ran the village post-office, suggested that they go to the local police station and file a report. Others were doubtful if this was a good idea because they felt they would waste a lot of money and nothing would come ‘ out of it. Some people said that Raghu’s family would have already contacted the police station.
After much discussion it was decided that Mohan would go to the police station along with some of the neighbours who had seen the incident.
On the way to the police station one of the neighbours asked, “Why don’t we spend some more money and go to the main police station in the town?”
“It is not a question of money. We can register the case only in this police station because our village comes in its area of work,” explained Mohan.

When they reached the police station Mohan went to the person in charge (S.H.O) and told him what had happened.He also said that he wanted to give the complaint in writing.

To whom did Mohan meet at the police station to complain about what had happened with him

Solution:

When they reached the police station Mohan went to the person in-charge (Station House Officer or S.H.O.) and told him what had happened. He also said that he wanted to give the complaint in writing.

QUESTION: 12

What type of game were Mala and her friend playing in the street

Solution:

Correct Answer :- c

Explanation : One lazy Sunday afternoon Mala and her friends Shankar, Jehangir and Rehana were playing a game of cricket in the street.

QUESTION: 13

The big city like Delhi is divided into several

Solution:

Delhi is divided into eleven revenue districts. Each district is headed by a District Magistrate and has three subdivisions. A Subdivision Magistrate heads each subdivision.

QUESTION: 14

What was broken by the ball hit by Rehana

Solution:

Correct Answer :- c

Explanation : Frustrated, he bowled a short ball and hoped she would hit it for an easy catch. Instead, Rehana hit the ball so hard and so high that the street light broke.

QUESTION: 15

Yasmin Khala continued, "The women were very unhappy about the situation and even came to me for advice. I said I could try and speak with some officer in the department but I wasn't sure
how long it would take. Then it was Gangabai who said that it is the Ward Councillor who we should go to and protest since we are the ones who elected him. She gathered a small group of women and went to his house.
They began shouting slogans in front of his house and he came out and asked them what was wrong.
Gangabai described the situation in the locality to him. He promised to go with them the next day to meet the Commissioner. He asked Gangabai to get a petition signed by all of the adults in the locality saying that garbage was not being collected. He suggested that taking the local sanitation engineer
with them the next day might be a good idea. The sanitation engineer could also speak with the Commissioner and tell him how bad the situation was. That evening children ran from house to house making sure that as many families as possible signed the petition. The next morning a large group of women and the Ward Councillor and the sanitation engineer went to the
Municipal Corporation office. The Commissioner met with this large group and began giving excuses saying that the Corporation did not have enough trucks. But Gangabai smartly replied, "But you seem to have enough trucks to collect garbage from the rich localities". "That must have left him lost for words," quipped Jehangir.
"Yes, he said that he would take care of it immediately and Gangabai threatened that if it was not done in two days a larger group of women would protest in front of the Corporation," said Yasmin Khala. "So did the streets get cleaned?" asked Rehana who never let things remain unfinished.
"Well not within two days and then after another larger and more noisy protest the sanitation service in this locality became more regular." "Wow this sounds just like a Bollywood film with a happy ending,"

Why was Gangabai loved and respected?

Solution:

Gangabai loved and respected for her being active citizen

QUESTION: 16

Maintain roads of villages, collection of local taxes etc are the work of

Solution:

B is the correct option.Main functions of the Gram Panchayat are: Maintenance and construction of water resources, roads, drainage, School buildings and CPR (common property resources). Levy and collect local taxes. Execute government schemes related to employment.

QUESTION: 17

What was Gangabai protested about

Solution:

Correct Answer :- d

Explanation : Gangabai was protesting because the garbage was not being collected from the streets and if it remains uncollected it attracts rats, flies and dogs. Also people get ill from the smell.

QUESTION: 18

Job of contract workers are

Solution:

The correct option is B.
 workers are engaged only for a specific period of time, including fixed-term, project- or task-based contracts, as well as seasonal or casual work, including day labour.

QUESTION: 19

Which are the other tasks of a Municipal Corporation

Solution:
QUESTION: 20

Who takes the complicated decisions that affect the entire city

Solution:

 (Complicated decisions usually affect the entire city and therefore these decisions are taken by groups of Councillors who form committees to decide and debate issue. For example, if bus stands need to be improved or a crowded market place needs to have its garbage cleared more regularly, etc.

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