Laxmikanth Test: Special Provisions For Some States


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QUESTION: 1

Jammu and Kashmir became part of India through - 

Solution:  
  • The instrument of Accession Under Article 1 of the Indian Constitution, the State of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) is a constituent state of Indian Union, and its Territory forms a part of the territory of India. On the other hand, Article 370 in Part XXI of the Constitution grants special status to it. 

  • Accordingly, all the provisions of the Constitution of India do not apply to it. It is also the only state in the Indian Union which has its own separate state Constitution - the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir.

QUESTION: 2

The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019 reorganizes the state of Jammu and Kashmir into : 

1. The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir without a legislature 

2. The Union Territory of Ladakh with a legislature 

Choose from the following options.

Solution: The Bill reorganizes the state of Jammu and Kashmir into The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir with a legislature, and The Union Territory of Ladakh without a legislature. The Union Territory of Ladakh will comprise Kargil and Leh districts, and the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will comprise the remaining territories of the existing state of Jammu and Kashmir.

QUESTION: 3

Which of the following statement/statements is/are correct? 

1. The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will be administered by the President, through an administrator appointed as the Lieutenant Governor 

2. The Chief Minister will communicate all decisions of the Council to the Lieutenant Governor 

Choose from the following options.

Solution: The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will have a Council of Ministers of not more than ten per cent of the total number of members in the Assembly. The Council will aide and advise the Lieutenant Governor on matters that the Assembly has powers to make laws. The Chief Minister will communicate all decisions of the Council to the Lieutenant Governor.

QUESTION: 4

Which of the following sentence/sentences is/are correct? 

1. The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir will be the common High Court for the Union Territories of Ladakh, and Jammu and Kashmir 

2. The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will have an Advocate General to provide legal advice to the government of the Union Territory 

Choose from the following options.

Solution: The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir will be the common High Court for the Union Territories of Ladakh, and Jammu and Kashmir. Further, the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will have an Advocate General to provide legal advice to the government of the Union Territory.

QUESTION: 5

Consider the following statements about the current status of the union territory of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh. 

1. The flag and constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, as well as the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC), cease to exist 

2. Indian Penal Code (IPC) is extended to both UTs.

Choose the correct option(s):

Solution:  
  • The two new UTs, Ladakh and J&K, officially came into existence on the 144th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (31st October 2019), who is credited for the merger of over 560 princely states into the Union of India. 

  • With this, President's rule imposed in undivided Jammu and Kashmir in June 2018 stands revoked. The flag and constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, as well as the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC), cease to exist, with the Indian Penal Code (IPC) now extending to both UTs. 

  • The Union Territory of J&K will have a 114-member elected Assembly and a Chief Minister whereas the Union territory of Ladakh will be controlled directly by the L-G (i.e., without an Assembly).

QUESTION: 6

Article 371-F contains 

1. The Sikkim Legislative Assembly is to consist of not less than 50 members 

2. One seat is allotted to Sikkim in the Lok Sabha, and Sikkim forms one Parliamentary constituency

Which of these statements is/are correct?

Solution:  

1. The Sikkim Legislative Assembly is to consist of not less than 30 members. 

2. One seat is allotted to Sikkim in the Lok Sabha and Sikkim forms one Parliamentary constituency.

QUESTION: 7

Which of the following provisions are contained in Article 371-C: 

1. The President can also direct that the Governor shall have a special responsibility to secure the proper functioning of that committee 

2. The Governor should submit an annual report to the President regarding the administration of the Hill Areas

3. The Central Government can give directions to the State Government as to the administration of the Hill Areas

Choose from the following options.

Solution: Article 371-C makes the following special provisions for Manipur: 

1. The President is authorized to provide for the creation of a committee of the Manipur Legislative Assembly consisting of the members elected from the Hill Areas of the state 

2. The President can also direct that the Governor shall have a special responsibility to secure the proper functioning of that committee. 

3. The Governor should submit an annual report to the President regarding the administration of the Hill Areas. 

4. The Central Government can give directions to the State Government as to the administration of the Hill Areas.

QUESTION: 8

Under Article 371-J, the President is empowered to provide that the Governor of Karnataka would have special responsibility for 

1. The establishment of a separate development board for the Hyderabad-Karnataka region 

2. Making a provision that a report on the working of the board would be placed every year before the State Legislative Assembly 

3. The equitable allocation of funds for developmental expenditure over the region 

Which of these statements are correct?

Solution:

Under Article 371-J, the President is empowered to provide that the Governor of Karnataka would have special responsibility for

1. The establishment of a separate development board for Hyderabad-Karnataka region

2. Making a provision that a report on the working of the board would be placed every year before the State Legislative Assembly

3. The equitable allocation of funds for developmental expenditure over the region

4. The reservation of seats in educational and vocational training institutions in the region for students who belong to the region 5. The reservation in state government posts in the region for persons who belong to the region.

 

 

QUESTION: 9

Article 371-I is associated with:

Solution: Article 371-I is associated with Goa. It provides that the Goa Legislative Assembly is to consist of not less than 30 members.

QUESTION: 10

Under Article 371, the President is authorized to provide that the Governor of Maharashtra and that of Gujarat would have special responsibility for: 

1. The establishment of separate development boards for (i) Vidarbha, Marathwada and the rest of Maharashtra, (ii) Saurashtra, Kutch and the rest of Gujarat; 

2. Making a provision that a report on the working of these boards would be placed every 5 years before the State Legislative Assembly 

Which of these statements is/are correct?

Solution:  Under Article 371, the President is authorized to provide that the Governor of Maharashtra and that of Gujarat would have special responsibility for

1. The establishment of separate development boards for (i) Vidarbha, Marathwada and the rest of Maharashtra, (ii) Saurashtra, Kutch and the rest of Gujarat; 

2. Making a provision that a report on the working of these boards would be placed every year before the State Legislative Assembly; 

3. The equitable allocation of funds for developmental expenditure over the above-mentioned areas, and 

4. An equitable arrangement providing adequate facilities for technical education and vocational training and adequate employment opportunities in the state services in respect of the above-mentioned areas.