Q. Consider the following statements:
1.Cabinet Committees are established in India based on provisions within the Constitution.
2.The composition and number of Cabinet Committees can be changed by the Prime Minister.
3.Membership in a Cabinet Committee is restricted to Cabinet Ministers only.
How many of the statements given above are correct?

[A] Only one

[B] Only two

[C] All three

[D] None

Answer: A
Notes:

Statements 1 and 3 are incorrect. Cabinet Committees are not established based on provisions within the Constitution. They are extra-constitutional and are established under the Government of India Transaction of Business Rules, 1961. Membership in a Cabinet Committee is not restricted to Cabinet Ministers only. It can include other ministers and even special invitees.

Statement 2 is correct. The Prime Minister has the authority to change the composition and number of Cabinet Committees. The Prime Minister chairs most Cabinet Committees, except for a few specific ones.

Source: AIR

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