UPSC Indian Polity and Civics Federalism and Center State Relation Question Bank

done Inter-State Relations

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  • question_answer1)

    Consider the following statements: The Constitution of India provides that no law of a State shall impose, or authorise the imposition of a tax on the sale or purchase of goods where such sale or purchase:
    1. Takes place even within the territory of the State.
    2. Takes place in the course of the import of the goods into, or export of the goods out of the territory of India.
    Which of the statements given above is / are correct?

    A) Only 1

    B) Only 2

    C) Both 1 and 2

    D) Neither 1 nor 2

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    Consider the following statements:
    1. Parliament may by law provides that neither the Supreme Court nor any other court shall exercise jurisdiction in respect of any dispute with respect to the use, distribution or control of the waters of any Inter-State river or river valley.
    2. River Boards Act, 1956, provides for reference of an Inter-State river dispute for arbitration by a Water Dispute Tribunal.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    A) Only 1

    B) Only 2

    C) Both 1 and 2

    D) Neither 1 nor 2

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    Which of the following are duties of the Inter-State Council created under Article 263 of the Constitution of India?
    1. Inquiring into and advising upon disputes which may have arisen between/among States.
    2. Investigating and discussing subjects in which some or all of the States, or the Union and one or more of the States have a common interest.
    3. Making recommendations upon any such subject for the better coordination of policy and action with respect to that subject.
    4. Ensuring that officers belonging to All-India Services posted in various States are not punished by the judiciary for acts of omission.
    Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

    A) 1, 2 and 3

    B) 1, 2 and 4

    C) 1, 3 and 4

    D) 2, 3 and 4

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    Consider the following statements on Zonal Councils:
    1. Zonal Councils were set up under the provisions of the States Reorganisation Act.
    2. Zonal Councils discuss various issued of common interest in the field of planning, river waters, inter-state transport.
    3. They enable the Centre and States to co-operate in evolving uniform policies in social and economic matters,
    4. Their decisions are binding on Centre well as on State governments.
    Which of these statements are correct?

    A) 1, 2 and 3

    B) 1, 3 and 4

    C) 2, 3 and 4

    D) 1, 2 and 4

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    Consider the following statements regarding the constitutional provisions relating to trade, corn- merce and intercourse:
    1. Parliament may by law impose restrictions on the freedom of trade, commerce or intercourse between one state and another in the public interest.
    2. Bills imposing restrictions on the freedom of trade, commerce or intercourse within the state cannot be moved in the state legislature without the sanction of the Central Government.
    3. Parliament may enact any law giving or authorizing any discrimination to deal with a situation arising from the scarcity of goods in any part of Indian Territory.
    4. Trade and commerce within the state is a subject in the concurrent list.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    A) 1, 2, 3 and 4

    B) 3 and 4

    C) 1 and 3

    D) 2 only

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  • question_answer6) Who among the following are the members of the Inter-State Council?

    A) Chief Ministers of the States Administrators of the Union Territories.

    B) The Prime Minister, all the Chief Ministers of the States/Administrators of the Union Territories.

    C) The Prime Minister, Six Union Cabinet Ministers and all the Chief Ministers of the States/Administrators of the Union Territories.

    D) The Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha and all the Members of the Rajya Sabha

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  • question_answer7) Which one of the following is not correct?

    A) The Governor of a State may entrust to the Government of India, functions in relation to any matter to which the executive power of the state extends.

    B) The Governor of a state cannot entrust to the Government of India, functions in relation to any matter to which the executive power of the state extends unless there is consent of the Government of India.

    C) The orders of Civil Courts are enforceable in the entire country.

    D) Pull faith and credit has to be given to every public act of every state.

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  • question_answer8) The Chairman of Zonal Council is:

    A) The Chief Minister and is nominated by the Prime Minister of India

    B) The Union Minister and is nominated by the President of India

    C) The Home Minister and is exofflcio

    D) The Vice-President of India

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    Assertion (A): Article 301 of the Constitution declares trade, commerce and intercourse throughout the territory of India free.
    Reason (R): The State can impose taxes which do not directly affect the freedom of trade.
    Codes:

    A) Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    B) Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    C) A is true but R is false

    D) A is false but R is true

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  • question_answer10) Under which of the following regimes was the Inter-State Council (ISC) set-up?

    A) Congress Government in 1975

    B) Janata Government in 1978

    C) Janata Dal-led Government in 1990

    D) United Front Government in 1996

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  • question_answer11) Inter-State water disputes can be resolved by which one of the following?

    A) Supreme Court only

    B) Union Government only

    C) Tribunals established by the Parliament by law

    D) Special courts established by the President of India

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  • question_answer12) Which one of the following is the correct statement? "FuLI Faith and Credit" clause of the Constitution does not apply to.

    A) Public records

    B) judicial proceedings

    C) Acts of corporations

    D) public acts

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  • question_answer13) An Inter-State Council may be established by:

    A) The Parliament

    B) The president

    C) The National Development Council

    D) The Zonal Council

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    Which of the following statements on Zonal Councils are correct?
    1. They owe their existence to the Constitution of India.
    2. There are five zonal councils.
    3. They coordinate relations among the governments of the states and Union territories and the government of India.
    4. They are set up under the States Reorganization Act, 1956.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below

    A) 1, 2 and 3

    B) 2,3 and 4

    C) 3 and 4

    D) 2 and 4

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