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

Question : 1

Under which of the following situations can Rajya Sabha be dissolved?

a) When emergency is declared due to failure of Constitutional machinery.

b) When financial emergency is declared in the country.

c) Both 1 and 2

d) None of these

Answer: (d)

The Rajya Sabha is also known as "Council of States" or the upper house.

Rajya Sabha is a permanent body and is not subject to dissolution. However, one third of the members retires every second year, and is replaced by newly elected members

Question : 2

From which fund can the unanticipated expenditure be met without the prior approval of the Parliament ?

a) From the Treasury

b) Vote-on-Account

c) Consolidated Fund of India

d) Contingency Fund of India

Answer: (d)

A contingencies fund or contingency fund is a fund for emergencies or unexpected outflows, mainly economic crises. The Contingency Fund of India established under Article 267Answer: (a)of the Constitution is in the nature of an imprest (money maintained for a specific purpose) which is placed at the disposal of the President to enable him/her to make advances to meet urgent unforeseen expenditure, pending authorization by the Parliament. Approval of the legislature for such expenditure and for withdrawal of an equivalent amount from the Consolidated Fund is subsequently obtained to ensure that the corpus of the Contingency Fund remains intact.

Question : 3

Consider the following statements:

  1. A Constitutional amendment inserting a regulation in the Ninth Schedule can be challenged on the ground of violation of the basic structure of the Constitution.
  2. Any legislation enacted by Parliament cannot be successfully challenged for affecting the basic structure of the Constitution.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) Only 2

b) Both 1 and 2

c) Only 1

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: (c)

Question : 4

As per the constitutional provisions. The President of India enjoys the power of absolute veto, suspensive veto and pocket veto. However none of these can be applied on case of giving assent to –

a) Bill related to declaration of emergency in a part or whole of the country

b) Bill related to suspension of any of the fundamental rights

c) Money Bill

d) All of the above

Answer: (c)

As per the Constitutional provisions, The president of India cannot use the power of absolute veto, suspensive veto and pocket veto in case of giving assent to the Money Bill.

Question : 5

Article 75 of the Constitution of India provides that the Council of Ministers of the Union shall be collectively responsible to

a) both the Houses of Parliament

b) the House of the People

c) the President only

d) the President and both the Houses of the Parliament

Answer: (b)

According to the Article 75 of Indian Constitution the Council of Ministers of the Union shall be collectively responsible to the House of the People.

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