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Laxmikanth Test: Chief Minister - Question 1

Consider the following statements about the Chief Minister.

1. He plays a very significant and highly crucial role in the state administration

2. The Constitution provides that the Chief Minister shall communicate to the Governor all decisions of the Council of Ministers relating to the administration and the affairs of the State and proposals for legislation.

Which of these statements are correct?

Detailed Solution for Laxmikanth Test: Chief Minister - Question 1

The chief minister  plays a very significant and highly crucial role in the state administration and it is the function of the Chief Minister shall communicate to the Governor all decisions of the Council of Ministers relating to the administration and the affairs of the State and proposals for legislation.

 

Laxmikanth Test: Chief Minister - Question 2

Consider the following statements about the Chief Minister.

1. He is a member of the Inter State Council and the National Development Council.

2. National Development Council is headed by the Prime Minister and the Inter State Council is headed by the Home Minister

Which of these statements are correct?

Detailed Solution for Laxmikanth Test: Chief Minister - Question 2

Both are headed by the Prime Minister. Means Prime Minister is the Chairman of the Inter-state Council.

 

Laxmikanth Test: Chief Minister - Question 3

Consider the following statements.

1. The Chief Minister cannot be dismissed by the Governor as long as he enjoys the majority support in the legislative assembly.

2. The salary and allowances of the chief minister are determined by the state legislature.

Which of these statements is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for Laxmikanth Test: Chief Minister - Question 3

The salary and allowances of the chief minister are determined by the state legislature.

As long as the CM enjoys the majority support in the legislative assembly, he cannot be dismissed by the Governor. However, if he loses the confidence of the legislative assembly, he must resign or the Governor can dismiss him

 

Laxmikanth Test: Chief Minister - Question 4

Which of the following is not considered under the Oath of chief minister?

Detailed Solution for Laxmikanth Test: Chief Minister - Question 4
To preserve, protect and Defend the constitution and the law - is considered Under The Oath of Governor.

Laxmikanth Test: Chief Minister - Question 5

Which of the following are correctly matched?

1. Conduct of business of the Government of a State - Article 166

2. Council of Ministers to aid and advise governor - Article 164

3. Duties of Chief Minister - Article 167

Choose from the following options.

Detailed Solution for Laxmikanth Test: Chief Minister - Question 5

Article No. 163 - Council of Ministers to aid and advise Governor Article 164 - Other provisions as to Ministers Article 166 - Conduct of business of the Government of a State Article 167 - Duties of Chief Minister

So, correct answer is Option C.

Laxmikanth Test: Chief Minister - Question 6

Which of the following comes under the article 167:

1. The ministers shall hold office during the pleasure of the Governor

2. It shall be the duty of the chief minister to communicate to the governor of the state all decisions of the Council of Ministers relating to the administration of the affairs of the state

Which of these statements is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for Laxmikanth Test: Chief Minister - Question 6
  1. The statement that "The ministers shall hold office during the pleasure of the Governor" is related to the general principle of constitutional governance in India, but it is not specifically under Article 167. This concept is more closely associated with Article 164(1), which mentions that the ministers hold office during the pleasure of the governor.

  2. The statement that "It shall be the duty of the chief minister to communicate to the governor of the state all decisions of the Council of Ministers relating to the administration of the affairs of the state" accurately reflects the content of Article 167. This article specifies the chief minister's responsibility to communicate with the governor about the decisions made by the council of ministers.

Therefore, the correct option is: 2 Only

Laxmikanth Test: Chief Minister - Question 7

Consider the following statements.

1. The Governor appoints only those persons as ministers who are recommended by the Chief Minister

2. If there is a resignation or death of any minister, it is not compulsory to be filled by Chief Minister

Which of these statements are correct?

Detailed Solution for Laxmikanth Test: Chief Minister - Question 7
The resignation or death of any other minister merely creates a vacancy which the Chief Minister may or may not like to fill.

Laxmikanth Test: Chief Minister - Question 8

Consider the following statements.

1. Article 164 clearly states that the council of ministers is collectively responsible to the legislative assembly of the state

2. This means that all the ministers own joint responsibility to the legislative assembly for all their acts of omission and commission

Which of these statements are correct?

Detailed Solution for Laxmikanth Test: Chief Minister - Question 8

The fundamental principle underlying the working of the parliamentary system of government is the principle of collective responsibility. Article 164 clearly states that the council of ministers is collectively responsible to the legislative assembly of the state. This means that all the ministers own joint responsibility to the legislative assembly for all their acts of omission and commission.

 

Laxmikanth Test: Chief Minister - Question 9

Consider the following statements.

1. When the legislative assembly passes a no-confidence motion against the council of ministers, all the ministers have to resign except those ministers who are from the legislative council

2. Each Minister needs to resign separately 

Which of these statements is/are not correct?

Detailed Solution for Laxmikanth Test: Chief Minister - Question 9

Both statements are not correct. When a no-confidence motion is passed against the council of ministers, all the ministers in the council of ministers are required to resign, regardless of whether they are members of the legislative assembly or the legislative council. Additionally, all the ministers in the council of ministers are required to resign together, rather than each minister needing to resign separately.

 

Laxmikanth Test: Chief Minister - Question 10

Consider the following statements.

1. It is the duty of every minister to stand by the cabinet decisions and support them both within and outside the state legislature.

2. If any minister disagrees with a cabinet decision and is not prepared to defend it, he must resign

Which of these statements are correct?

Detailed Solution for Laxmikanth Test: Chief Minister - Question 10
The principle of collective responsibility also means that the cabinet decisions bind all cabinet ministers (and other ministers) even if they deferred in the cabinet meeting. It is the duty of every minister to stand by the cabinet decisions and support them both within and outside the state legislature. If any minister disagrees with a cabinet decision and is not prepared to defend it, he must resign. Several ministers have resigned in the past owing to their differences with the cabinet.
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