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Laxmikanth Test: The Prime Minister- 1 - Question 1

If any functionary under our constitution is to be compared with US President, he is     

Detailed Solution for Laxmikanth Test: The Prime Minister- 1 - Question 1
Dr BR Ambedkar stated, 'If any functionary under our constitution is to be compared with the US president, he is the Prime Minister and not the president of the Union'.

Laxmikanth Test: The Prime Minister- 1 - Question 2

Consider the following statements.

1. The term of the Prime Minister is not fixed and he holds office during the pleasure of the president 

2. This does not mean that the president can dismiss the Prime Minister at any time 

3. So long as the Prime Minister enjoys the majority support in the Lok Sabha, he cannot be dismissed by the President 

4. If he loses the confidence of the Lok Sabha, he must resign or the President can dismiss him 

Which of these statements is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for Laxmikanth Test: The Prime Minister- 1 - Question 2

The term of the Prime Minister is not fixed and he holds office during the pleasure of the president. However, this does not mean that the president can dismiss the Prime Minister at any time. So long as the Prime Minister enjoys the majority support in the Lok Sabha, he cannot be dismissed by the President.

However, if he loses the confidence of the Lok Sabha, he must resign or the President can dismiss him.

 

 

Laxmikanth Test: The Prime Minister- 1 - Question 3

Who can recommend dissolution of the Lok Sabha to the president at any time?    

Detailed Solution for Laxmikanth Test: The Prime Minister- 1 - Question 3
The Prime Minister is the leader of the Lower House. In this capacity, he enjoys the following powers: 

1. He advises the President with regard to summoning and proroguing of the sessions of the Parliament. 

2. He can recommend dissolution of the Lok Sabha to the President at any time. 

3. He announces government policies on the floor of the House.

Laxmikanth Test: The Prime Minister- 1 - Question 4

Consider the following statements: 

1. The Prime Minister shall be appointed by the President and the other Ministers shall be appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister 

2. The total number of ministers, including the Prime Minister, in the Council of Ministers shall not exceed 15% of the total members present in the Lok Sabha

Which of these statements are correct?

Detailed Solution for Laxmikanth Test: The Prime Minister- 1 - Question 4

The Prime Minister shall be appointed by the President and the other Ministers shall be appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister. The total number of ministers, including the Prime Minister, in the Council of Ministers, shall not exceed 15% of the total strength of the Lok Sabha.

Laxmikanth Test: The Prime Minister- 1 - Question 5

Which of the following statements is/are correct about the cabinet committee? 

1. They are extra-constitutional in the emergence 

2. They are not mentioned in the constitution 

3. The rules of business provide for their establishment 

Choose from the following options.

Detailed Solution for Laxmikanth Test: The Prime Minister- 1 - Question 5
All of them.

Laxmikanth Test: The Prime Minister- 1 - Question 6

Consider the following statements about Cabinet Committees:

1. They are not mentioned in the Constitution.

2. They are set up by the Prime Minister according to the exigencies of the time and requirements of the situation.

3. The Cabinet cannot review the decisions taken by Cabinet Committees.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for Laxmikanth Test: The Prime Minister- 1 - Question 6

The correct answer is 1 and 2 only.

Important Points

CABINET COMMITTEES

The following are the features of Cabinet Committees:

  • They are extra-constitutional in emergence. In other words, they are not mentioned in the ConstitutionHence, statement 1 is correct.
    • However, the Rules of Business provide for their establishment.
  • They are of two types–standing and ad hoc.
    • The former is of a permanent nature while the latter is of a temporary nature.
    • The ad hoc committees are constituted from time to time to deal with special problems. They are disbanded after their task is completed.

They are set up by the Prime Minister according to the exigencies of the time and requirements of the situation. Hence, statement 2 is correct.

Hence, their number, nomenclature, and composition vary from time to time.

  • Their membership varies from three to eight.
    • They usually include only Cabinet Ministers.
    • However, the non-cabinet Ministers are not debarred from their membership.
    • They not only include the Ministers in charge of subjects covered by them but also include other senior Ministers
  • They are mostly headed by the Prime Minister. Some times other Cabinet Ministers, particularly the Home Minister or the Finance Minister, also acts as their Chairman.
    • But, in case the Prime Minister is a member of a committee, he invariably presides over it.
  • They not only sort out issues and formulate proposals for the consideration of the Cabinet but also take decisions.
    • However, the Cabinet can review their decisionsHence, statement 3 is NOT correct.
  • They are an organisational device to reduce the enormous workload of the Cabinet.
  • They also facilitate in-depth examination of policy issues and effective coordination.
  • They are based on the principles of division of labour and effective delegation. 
Laxmikanth Test: The Prime Minister- 1 - Question 7

Which among the following cabinet committees are there by the Prime Minister 

1. Cabinet committee on political affairs 

2. Cabinet committee on economic affairs 

3. Cabinet committee on parliamentary affairs 

Choose from the following options.

Detailed Solution for Laxmikanth Test: The Prime Minister- 1 - Question 7
Parliamentary affairs committee is chaired by the Home Minister.

Laxmikanth Test: The Prime Minister- 1 - Question 8

Consider the following 4 statements. Which among them are true?

1) Prime Minister of India must only be a member of Lok Sabha

2) Prime Minister of India can be a member of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha

3) British Prime Minister must only be a member of the Lower House

4) British Prime Minister can be a member of the Lower House as well as Upper House

Detailed Solution for Laxmikanth Test: The Prime Minister- 1 - Question 8

3 Prime Ministers of India have been members of the Rajya Sabha: Indira 

Gandhi (1966), Deve Gowda (1996), Manmohan Singh (2004). But in the UK, the Prime Minister must necessarily be a member of the Lower House (also called as House of Commons) alone.

Laxmikanth Test: The Prime Minister- 1 - Question 9

Consider the following statements with respect to duties of the Prime Minister according to the Constitution of India:

1. To make rules for the more convenient transaction of business of the Government of India, and for the allocation among Ministers of the said business.

2. If the President so requires, to submit for 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.Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Laxmikanth Test: The Prime Minister- 1 - Question 10

 Which one of the following is constitutionally obligatory on the part of the Prime Minister of India?

Detailed Solution for Laxmikanth Test: The Prime Minister- 1 - Question 10

Duties of Prime Minister as respects the furnishing of information to the President, etc It shall be the duty of the Prime Minister

(a) to communicate to the President all decisions of the council of Ministers relating to the administration of the affairs of the union and proposals for legislation;

(b) to furnish such information relating to the administration of the affairs of the Union and proposals for legislation as the President may call for; and

(c) if the President so requires, to 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 CHAPTER II PARLIAMENT General

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