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[Solutions] Monday Polity Quiz #16



Q.1 Which of the following urban local bodies consists of entirely nominated members?

a) Municipal Committee

b) Cantonment Board

c) Port Trust

d) Notified Area Committee


Explanation- Municipal committee has elected member and not nominated members. Cantonment board also has elected member (vice president) in addition to nominated members. Port trust has a combination of both elected and nominated members. Notified Area committee has entirely nominated members.


Q.2 Consider the following statements:

1. The advice tendered by the Council of Ministers is binding on the Governor

2. President has more discretionary power than the Governor

Which of the statements given above is/are true?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Explanation-The advice of CoM is binding on the President but not on the Governor. Governor has more discretionary power than President


Q.3 Consider the following statements:

1. The jurisdiction and power of the Supreme Court can be curtailed by the Parliament.

2. The number of Judges of the Supreme court can be increased or decreased by the Parliament.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) None of these


Explanation- Parliament can not curtail the powers or jurisdiction of SC but can increase it.

Statement 2 is correct.


Q.4 Which of the following DPSP was added by the 42nd Constitutional Amendment Act?

a) Equal pay for equal work for both men and women

b) Right to adequate means of livelihood for all citizens

c) Minimise inequalities in income, statues, facilities and opportunities

d) To promote equal justice and to provide free legal aid to the poor


Explanation- Minimise inequalities in income, statues, facilities and opportunities was added by 44th CAA.

a) and b) were originally present.


Q.5 Which of the following commissions agreed to the creation of states on linguistic basis?

a) SK Dhar commission

b) Fazl Ali commission

c) JVP commission

d) UN Dhebar commission


Explanation-While SK Dhar and JVP commission recommended against the formation of linguistic states, Fazl Ali commission recommended it. UN Dhebar commission was appointed to look into the administration of schedule areas and welfare of schedule tribes.


Q.6 Which of the following statements is/are not true regarding the Election Commission?

a) Constitution has debarred the election commissioners from further appointment by the government.

b) Constitution has not specified the qualifications of the election commissioners

c) Election commission plays an administrative, advisory as well as a quasi-judicial role

d) None of these


Explanation-Constitution has not debarred the election commissioners from further appointment by the government. Rest all the statements are true.


Q.7 Consider the following regarding co-operative societies.

a) Co-operative societies enjoy statutory status and protection.

b) The power to make provision for incorporation and regulating of co-operative societies lies solely with state legislature.

c) Audit of co-operative is done by the office of Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

Select the incorrect statement(s) using the codes given below:

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3


Explanation-The 97th Constitutional Amendment Act of 2011 gave a constitutional status and protection to Co-operative societies. In this context, it made the following three changes in the constitution:

  1. It made the right to form co-operative societies a fundamental right (Article 191).
  2. It included a new Directive Principle of State Policy on promotion of co-operative societies (Article 43-B2).
  3. It added a new Part IX-B in the Constitution which is entitled “The Co-operative Societies” (Articles 243-ZH to 243-ZT).

Incorporation of Co-operative Societies: The state legislature may make provisions for the incorporation, regulation and winding-up of co-operative societies based on the principles of voluntary formation, democratic member-control, member-economic participation and autonomous functioning.

Audit of Co-operative societies: Every co-operative society shall be audited by an auditor or auditing firm, appointed by the general body of the co-operative society. But, such an auditor or auditing firm shall be appointed from a panel approved by the State Government or a body authorised by the State Government on this behalf.

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  • northern_sircar

    good one

  • wanderer


  • I must say, Q2 is very tricky!

  • Gautam Himanshu

    yup.. now whom to blv?

  • Rakesh jaiswar

    wiki also says that Membership consists of a minimum of ten elected ward members and three nominated members. ,

  • Last Bench

    Hi ab,

    What constitution says:
    Art 163 says CoM aid and advise to Governor except in the area where later has to do his function with discretion. Where as president (who is parallel to office of Governor at centre) is in the similar situation completely bound by CoM under art 74, that was later explicitly mandated through 42 amendment.

    Why this anomaly:
    Unlike President who is symbolic in normal circumstance, Governor has certain special responsibilities particularly under schedule 5 and 6 which functions through his individual discretion.
    Strictly speaking both of them are mere nominal head according to the parliamentary convention. But due to the peculiar and diverse nature of Indian society, office of Governor vested with certain additional power to protect the right of certain people and bring them into mainstream development.

    Answering the Question:
    When the QA says Governor is ALWAYS bound by advice of CoM, then we readily say NO (as u now u know why).
    Forum statement says, The advice tendered by the Council of Ministers is binding on the Governor. But it is silent on WHERE AND WHEN. When we seen the statement through the discretion prism of Governor, it will be wrong. Otherwise the statement is right as u said. Hence the statement became wrong in some situation. We have to mark it as incorrect.

  • kingka2

    Governor has to exercise his powers and functions with the aid and advice of the Council of ministers. Source: Laxmikanth, Pg: 26.10, left side 1st para.
    Thank you.

  • ab94

    Question 2 : Governor is also bound by advice of CoM. That is the very spirit of democracy

  • Gautam Himanshu

    iam confused about NAC.. laxmikanth mentioned that NAC members are nominated.. as NAC is also known as Nagar Panchyat.. and here in my area elections took place to elect NAC members with regular interval of 5 years .. so it will be nice if some one can help me..

  • MD47