Union Government [legislature & Executive] Practice Questions Answers Test With Solutions

Question : 1

Which one of the following expenditure is not charged on the consolidated fund of India?

a) Salary and allowances of the vice president of India

b) Salary and allowances of the president of India

c) Salary and allowances of the justice of the supreme court of India

d) Salary and allowances of the speaker of the Lok Sabha

Answer: (d)

Salary and allowances of the speakers of the Lok Sabha is not charged on the Consolidated Fund of India. Consolidated fund or the consolidated revenue fund is the term used for the main bank account of the government in many of the countries in the Commonwealth of Nations. All tax revenue is paid into the fund unless Parliament has specifically provided otherwise by law.

Any money received by the government which is not taxation, and is not to be retained by the receiving department (for example, fines), is classed as a Consolidated Fund extra receipt (CFER). These are to be paid into the Consolidated Fund as soon as they are received.

Question : 2 [CSAT–2014-I]

After a Bill has been passed by the Houses of the Parliament, it is presented to the President who may either give assent to the Bill or with hold his assent. The President may

a) assent or reject the Bill as soon as possible

b) assent within six months

c) return the Bill as soon as possible after the Bill is presented to him with a message requesting the House to reconsider the Bill

d) with hold his assent even if the Bill is passed again by the Houses

Answer: (c)

Article 111 of the Indian constitution stipulates that the President shall give assent to a bill passed by both houses of the parliament or return the bill as soon as possible for reconsideration with his recommendation.

Question : 3

The portfolios are allocated to the ministers by:

a) the President

b) collective decision of the Council of Ministers

c) the Prime Minister

d) individual choice

Answer: (c)

Question : 4

Though the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha are a constituent part of Parliament, on some subject they have unequal powers. which of the following matters depict the difference of powers between these two houses?

  1. No confidence motion
  2. Power to vote on Demand for Grants
  3. Impeachment of judges of the High Court
  4. Passing of laws in the national interest on the subject enumerated in the state list
  5. Creation of all India services.
Select the correct answer by using the codes given below:

a) 2, 3 and 5 only

b) 1, 2, 4 and 5 only

c) 1, 3 and 4 only

d) 1, 2 and 5 only

Answer: (b)

Both the Houses have been enshrined with equal powers on the matter of impeachment of judges of the High Courts.

Soumitra Sen is a retired judge of the Calcutta High Court. He was the first judge in independent India to be impeached in India’s Rajya Sabha for misappropriation of funds.

Question : 5

The Estimate Committee consists of

a) 22 members from Lok Sabha

b) 30 members from both Sabha

c) 30 members from Lok Sabha

d) 30 members from Rajya Sabha

Answer: (c)

The Estimates Committee, constituted for the first time in 1950, is a Parliamentary Committee consisting of 30 Members, elected every year by the Lok Sabha from amongst its Members.

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