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Indian Polity Test - 21
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Negative marks are -0.33 per wrong answer
Right answer is 1 mark
No time limit but finish in 30 mins
Solution can be found at below chapters:
Test series is based on following chapters.
Polity Chapter 51: State Information Commission
Polity Chapter 52: Central Vigilance Commission
Polity Chapter 53: Lokpal And Lokayukta
Polity Chapter 54: Miscellaneous Provisions
Polity Chapter 55: Cabinet Secretariat
Q1: STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION is a
Q2: Chairman and members of the STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION are appointed by
Q3: collegium for appointment of state information commissioners consists of
cabinet minister nominated by CM
leader of opposition in legislative assembly.
Q4: Qualification for membership to state information commission are
persons should person of eminence in public life with experience in field of law, science and technology, governance, social service, management, journalism, mass media or administration
They should not be MP / MLA’s or connected to any political party
not doing some business/ profession or not holding office of profit.
Q5: information commissioner can also be removed for proved misbehavior or incapacity if
Governor finds him guilty
HC finds him guilty
SC finds him guilty
special majority of parliament rules
Q6: Powers and functions of SIC are
Acts as second appellate authority for RTI applications.
Inquires into complaints under RTI Act
Have powers of a civil court. No public record can be withheld from it during inquiry of complaints.
Q7: Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 has following features
Applies to all states except J&K. Does not apply to Army, Navy, Airforce, Navy,BSF, Coast guard, NSG.
Trial is by a special judge and conducted on a day to day basis.
No prosecution without sanction. But FIR can be lodged and investigation can begin.
Q8: Functions of the CVC are
CVC does not have powers to register criminal case. It deals only with vigilance or disciplinary cases.
CVC is only an advisory body. Central Government Departments are free to either accept or reject CVC's advice in corruption cases.
CVC cannot direct CBI to initiate inquiries against any officer of the level of Joint Secretary and above on its own. Such permission has to be obtained from the concerned department.
Q9: CVC has the following powers
Shall have all the powers of a Civil court while conducting any inquiry
Review the progress of the applications pending with the competent authorities for sanction of prosecution of corruption related cases
Exercise superintendence over the vigilance administrations of the various Central Government Ministries, Departments and Organizations of the Central Government
Q10: Collegium to appoint CVC consists of
PM + Home minister
leader of opposition Lok Sabha
Q11: CVC can also be removed for proved misbehaviour or incapacity if
HC finds him guilty
SC finds him guilty
President finds him guilty
UPSC finds him guilty
Q12: Lokpal and lokayukta is inspired by
French administrative courts
Q13: Collegium for appointment of lokpal consists of
PM, Speaker of Lok Sabha
leader of opposition in Lok Sabha, Chief Justice of India or a sitting Supreme Court judge nominated by CJI
Eminent jurist to be nominated by President of India
Q14: Qualifications for office of lokpal
Chairperson shall be either a sitting or retired Chief justice of India or sitting or retired SC Judge or person of eminence in public affairs.
50% will be judicial members i.e. sitting or retired judge of SC / sitting or retired chief justice of HC and 50% members ofLokpal shall be from SC/ST/OBCs, minorities and women.
Non judicial members should have knowledge and experience of 25 yrs in field of vigilance, finance, anti corruption policyand public administration.
Q15: What is true regarding lokpal?
Lokpal's jurisdiction will cover all categories of public servants.
PM has been brought under purview of the Lokpal, so also central ministers and senior officials.
Bill grants powers to Lokpal to sanction prosecution against public servants.
Q16: Lokpal can be removed by president after
retired district judge finds him guilty
HC finds him guilty
SC inquiry finds him guilty
Q17: Appeals of the CAT are heard by the
Q18: Which is true regarding tribunals
Tribunals under article 323A don’t have a hierarchy but under 323B can be in a hierarchy.
Article 323B allows parliament and state legislatures to establish tribunals for other matters too.
Under article 323A the parliament can establish administrative tribunal for speedy justice to aggrieved civil servants.
Q19: Which Provisions for SC / ST / OBC / Anglo Indian is true
Constitution leaves to the President the power to specify as to what castes or tribes in each state and union territory are to be treated as the SCs and STs.
the President issues the notification after consulting the governor of the state concerned.
Q20: Official Languages Commission has following features
Appoint such a commission after 5 years from the date of commencement of the Constitution and then after every 10 years - Article 344
This committee makes non binding recommendations to the Parliament for use of Hindi as the official alnguage.
Convention is to have Home minister as the chairman. 30 members with 20 from Lok Sabha and 10 from Rajya Sabha.
Q21:Law Commission of India is
It is an adhoc advisory body that suggest amendments to old laws. However such suggestions are non binding on the government.
Members are experts chosen by the government. Tenure is 3 years. Chairman and 4 members are present.
Q22: Financial powers of the State
A state can impose taxes on professions. But, the total amount of such taxes on a person should not exceed Rs. 2,500 per yr.
A state legislature can impose taxes on the sale or purchase of goods (other than newspapers) within the state only except import – export duty and interstate trade duty or on goods declared by Parliament to be of special importance in inter-state trade and commerce.
A state legislature cant impose tax on the consumption or sale of electricity except that consumed by the Centre or sold to the Centre; or railways.
Q23: chairman of the civil service board
Parliamentary affairs minister
Minister of personnel
Q24: Functions of the Cabinet Secretariat
The work allocated to Cabinet Secretariat is Secretarial assistance to Cabinet and Cabinet Committees; and Rules of Business.
The Cabinet Secretariat is responsible for the administration of the Government of India (Transaction of Business) Rules, 1961 and the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961. .
It works in facilitating smooth transaction of business in ministries/departments of the Government by ensuring rules are followed.
Q25:Civil Service day is celebrated on
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