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Laxmikanth Test: Vice-President - Question 1

What are the reasons for the difference in the electoral college for the election of President and Vice President?

1. The President is the head of the State and his power extends both to the administration by the Centre as well as to the states 

2. But when we come to the vice president, his normal functions are to preside over the Council of States 

Which of these statements is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for Laxmikanth Test: Vice-President - Question 1
The President is the head of the State and his power extends both to the administration by the Centre as well as to the states. Consequently, it is necessary that in his election, not only members of Parliament should play their part, but the members of the state legislatures should have a voice. But, when we come to the Vice-President, his normal functions are to preside over the council of states. It is only on a rare occasion, and that too for a temporary period, that he may be called upon to assume the duties of the president. That being so, it does not seem necessary that the members of the state legislatures should also be invited to take part in the election of the Vice-President.

Laxmikanth Test: Vice-President - Question 2

 Consider the following statements. 

1. The Oath of office to the vice president is administered by the president 

2. The Oath of office to the vice president can be administered by chief justice appointed in that behalf by president 

Which of these statements is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for Laxmikanth Test: Vice-President - Question 2
Both of them are correct. Before entering upon his office, the Vice-President has to make and subscribe to an oath or affirmation. In his oath, the Vice President swears 1. to bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of India, and 2. to faithfully discharge the duties of his office. The oath of office to the Vice-President is administered by the President or some person appointed on that behalf by him.

Laxmikanth Test: Vice-President - Question 3

Which of the following statements is false? 

Detailed Solution for Laxmikanth Test: Vice-President - Question 3

The false statement among the options given is: The post of Vice President of India has been taken from the Constitution of France.

The office of the Vice President of India is modeled after the American vice presidency. The Vice President of India acts as the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha (Council of States) and steps in as acting President in the absence of the President. This is different from the French system, where the Senate president assumes the role of the interim head of state when the presidency is vacant. The French system does not have a Vice President.

Laxmikanth Test: Vice-President - Question 4

Consider the following statements. 

1. The election of a person as Vice-President cannot be challenged on the ground that the electoral college was incomplete 

2. If the election of a person as Vice-President is declared void by the Supreme Court, acts done by him before the date of such declaration of the Supreme Court are invalidated 

Which of these statements is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for Laxmikanth Test: Vice-President - Question 4
The election of a person as Vice-President cannot be challenged on the ground that the electoral college was incomplete (i.e., the existence of any vacancy among the members of the electoral college). If the election of a person as Vice-President is declared void by the Supreme Court, acts done by him before the date of such declaration of the Supreme Court are not invalidated (i.e., they continue to remain in force).

Laxmikanth Test: Vice-President - Question 5

Consider the following statements.

1. The American Vice President succeeds to the presidency when it falls vacant, and remains President for the unexpired term of his predecessor. 

2. The Indian Vice-President, on the other hand, does not assume the office of the President when it falls vacant for the unexpired term. 

Which of these statements is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for Laxmikanth Test: Vice-President - Question 5
Though the office of the Indian Vice-President is modelled on the lines of the American Vice- President, there is a difference. The American Vice-President succeeds to the presidency when it falls vacant, and remains President for the unexpired term of his predecessor. The Indian Vice-President, on the other hand, does not assume the office of the President when it falls vacant for the unexpired term. He merely serves as an acting President until the new President assumes charge. From the above, it is clear that the Constitution has not assigned any significant function to the Vice-President in that capacity.

Laxmikanth Test: Vice-President - Question 6

Consider the following statements.

1. While acting as President or discharging the functions of President, the Vice-President does not perform the duties of the office of the chairman of Rajya Sabha

2. He can act as president only for a maximum of 6 months within which a new president has to be elected 

Which of these statements are correct?

Detailed Solution for Laxmikanth Test: Vice-President - Question 6

He acts as President when a vacancy occurs in the office of the President due to his resignation, removal, death or otherwise. He can act as President only for a maximum period of six months within which a new President has to be elected. Further, when the sitting President is unable to discharge his functions due to absence, illness or any other cause, the Vice-President discharges his functions until the President resumes his office. While acting as President or discharging the functions of President, the Vice-President does not perform the duties of the office of the chairman of Rajya Sabha. During this period, those duties are performed by the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha.

Laxmikanth Test: Vice-President - Question 7

Election of the vice president is the subject matter of

Detailed Solution for Laxmikanth Test: Vice-President - Question 7
Article 66 - Election of vice president. Article 64 - The vice president to be ex officio chairman of the Council of States Article 68 - Time of holding an election to fill a vacancy in the office of vice president and the term of office of person elected to fill casual vacancy Article 69 - Oath or affirmation by the Vice-President.

Laxmikanth Test: Vice-President - Question 8

Consider the following statements.

1. While acting as President or discharging the functions of President, the Vice-President does not perform the duties of the office of the chairman of Rajya Sabha

2. He can act as president only for a maximum of 6 months within which a new president has to be elected

Which of these statements are not correct?

Detailed Solution for Laxmikanth Test: Vice-President - Question 8

Both statements are correct.

1. When the Vice-President acts as President or discharges the functions of President, he does not perform the duties of the office of the Chairman of Rajya Sabha. This is because he steps into the shoes of the President, and the roles of the President and the Chairman of Rajya Sabha are not combined.

2. The Vice-President can act as President only for a maximum of 6 months within which a new President has to be elected. This is in line with the Indian Constitution, which mandates that a new President must be elected within six months of the previous President's death, resignation, removal, or incapacity.

Laxmikanth Test: Vice-President - Question 9

Which article stipulates that there shall be a Vice-President of India?

Detailed Solution for Laxmikanth Test: Vice-President - Question 9

Article 63 of the Indian constitution envisages that there shall be a Vice-President of India.

Laxmikanth Test: Vice-President - Question 10

Which of the following Vice Presidents was elected unopposed?

Detailed Solution for Laxmikanth Test: Vice-President - Question 10
S. Radhakrishnan, Hidayatullah, Shankar Dayal Sharma were elected unopposed.
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