UPSC PRELIMS DAILY QUIZ 14.01.2020 | IASBYHEART

  1. Public accounts committee of the parliament works in coordination with the CAG of India. Conceive the statements below.

I) The members of the committee are elected once every two years by proportional representation principle

II) The recommendations of this committee are binding on the ministries, being one of the most powerful committees.

III) A minister cannot be elected to the committee

 

a) I only

b) II,III only

c) III only

d) I,II,III

 

  1. Parliamentary pre olives are applicable to which of the following persons?

I) The president

II) The attorney general

III) The union ministers

 

a) I,II only

b) II only

c) II, III only

d)I,II,III

 

  1. With reference to financial powers of the parliament , which of the following are correct?

I) Parliament can reduce or abolish a tax but cannot increase it

II) Rajya Sabha has no power to vote on the demand for grants

III) The leader of Lok Sabha shall cause to be laid before the Houses of Parliament a statement of estimated receipts and expenditure of government of India.

 

a) I,II only

b) II,III only

c) I,III only

d) I,II,III

 

4. The motions to reduce any demand for grant is called a cut motion.

1.Economy cut.  – a)Demand be reduced by Rs. 100

2.Token cut.       – b) Demand be reduced to Re.1

3.Policy cut.       – c) Amount of demand be reduced by a specified amount

Match the columns and choose the correct Answer.

a) I-c,II-b,III-a

b) I-c,II-a,III-b

c) I-b,II-a,III-c

d) I-b,II-c,III- b

 

  1. Which if the following correctly describes the starred question in question hour of the parliament?

a) Requires written Answer and supplementary question can follow

b) Requires written Answer and supplementary question cannot follow

c) Requires oral Answer and supplementary question cannot follow

d) Requires oral Answer and supplementary question can follow

 

  1. Which of the following parliamentary committee enforces the code of conduct of the Members of the Parliament ?

a) Rules committee

b) Committee on absence of Members

c) Committee of privileges

d) Ethics committee

 

  1. Parliamentary forums consists of ministers, key officials, experts from the field. Regarding the parliamentary forums, select the correct option.

a) Generally speaker of Lok Sabha presides the parliamentary forums

b) Members are usually elected by proportional representation

c) Secretary to the forums is generally the cabinet secretary

d) None of the above

 

  1. The constitution provides for joint sitting of parliament in special cases, regarding the presiding officer for the joint sitting, which of the following is not correct?

a) Speaker of the Lok Sabha presides

b) In his absence, the Deputy speaker presides

c) In his absence the chairman of Rajya Sabha presides

d) None of the above

 

  1. The consultative committees have which among the following statements incorrect?

I) They are informal discussion platforms for ministers and MPs

II) They are constituted by the chairperson of the houses

III) Membership in it is voluntary

a) I only

b) II only

c) III only

d) I,II ,III

 

  1. Among the following, which of the expenditure is not charged on the consolidated fund of India?

a) Salaries, allowances and pension of Supreme Court Judges

b) Salaries, allowances and pension of High Court Judges

c) Sum of money required to satisfy any judgement

d) Administrative expenses of the Supreme Court

 

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