POLL ANSWERS WITH EXPLANATION 12.07.2020

  1. Article 35-recently seen in news relates to:

a) Jammu and Kashmir

b) Sedition

c) Privacy

d) Uniform Civil Code

Answer: A

ARTICLE 35-A

  • It empowers Jammu and KASHMIR’S State Legislature to define ‘permanent residents’ of state.
  • The provision mandates that no act of state legislature coming under the ambit of Article 35-A can be challenged for violating the Indian constitution or any other law of the land.
  1. Under the constitutional provisions, which authority has the power regarding the formation of new states or altering the boundaries of existing states?

a) Election commission of India

b) Delimitation commission of India

c) Parliament

d) President of India

2.Answer: C

Election commission ’s main function is to determine territorial areas of electoral constituencies throughout the country on the basis of delimitation Act of parliament. So Election commission has no power regarding the formation of new states or alters the boundaries of existing states. So option (a) is wrong.

  • Delimitation Commission of India’s main function is redrawing the boundaries of the various assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies based on a recent census. So Delimitation commission has no power regarding the formation of new states or alters the boundaries of existing states. So option (b) is wrong.
  • Under Article 3 Parliament has power regarding the formation of new states or alter the boundaries of existing states. So option(c) is correct
  • Under article 3, the prior recommendation of President is necessary regarding redrawing of states but the President has no authority to redraw the boundaries of states. So option(d) is wrong.
  1. Consider the following statements:

1. Territorial Integrity or continued existence of any Indian state is guaranteed by the Indian Constitution.

2. Parliament of India can form new States, alter the area, boundaries or names of the existing States by a law passed by a special majority.

Which of the above statement is correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

3.Answer: D

STATEMENT 1: Territorial Integrity or continued existence of any Indian state is not guaranteed by the Indian Constitution. India is a union of the indestructible union of destructible state. Under Article 3 Parliament has power regarding the formation of new states or alter the boundaries of existing states. So statement 1 is incorrect.

STATEMENT 2: Parliament of India can form new States, alter the area, boundaries or names of the existing States by a law passed by a simple majority and not by the special majority. So statement 2 is also incorrect.

  1. Consider the following statements about Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha:

1. In the election of Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, member of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha participate.

2. Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha is subordinate to Chairman of Rajya Sabha and is not directly responsible to Rajya Sabha.

Which of the above statement is Correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: D

STATEMENT 1 is incorrect as in the election of Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha only member of Rajya Sabha participate and not a member of Lok Sabha.

STATEMENT 2 is also incorrect as Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha is not subordinate to Chairman of Rajya Sabha and is directly responsible to Rajya Sabha.

  1. Consider the following statements about the administration of Union Territories

1. The parliament can make laws on subjects of the state list of Union Territories.

2. An administrator of Union Territory (UT) is head of UT like the governor of the state.

Which of the above statement is correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

  1. Answer: A

STATEMENT 1 is correct as The parliament can make laws on subjects of the state list of Union Territories. In the case of the state list of state, Parliament can make laws in a special situation and not in normal condition.

STATEMENT 2 is incorrect. As An administrator of Union Territory (UT) is not head of UT like the governor of a state.

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