UPSC Indian Polity and Civics The State Executive Question Bank

done Chief Minister

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  • question_answer1)

    Consider the following statements with regard to the Chief Minister of a State:
    1. He is appointed by the Governor of the State.
    2. He and his Council of Ministers are collectively responsible to the Governor.
    3. He must communicate to the Governor all the decisions of Council of Ministers relating to the administration of the State and proposals for legislation.
    4. If the Governor of the State so requires, the Chief Minister shall submit for the consideration of the Council of Ministers any matter on which a decision has been taken by a minister but which has not been considered by the Council of Ministers.
    Which of these is / are correct?

    A) 1, 2, 3 and 4

    B) Only 4

    C) 1, 3 and 4

    D) 1 and 3

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  • question_answer2)

    Consider the following powers / functions:
    1. Appointing ministers and allocating portfolios to them
    2. Presiding over the meetings of the Cabinet
    3. Resolving conflicts between ministers
    4. Communicating with the Governor
    The powers / functions of the Chief Minister of a State include:

    A) 2, 3 and 4

    B) 1 and 4

    C) 1, 2 and 3

    D) 1, 2, 3 and 4

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    Which of the following are included in Article 167 of the Indian Constitution, defining the duties of Chief Minister?
    1. To communicate to the Governor of the State all decisions of the Council of Ministers relating to the administration of the affairs of the State and proposals for legislation.
    2. To take prior Governor's sanction for the budget before submitting it in the State Legislative Assembly.
    3. To furnish the information called for by the Governor regarding administration of affairs of the State.
    4. If the Governor so requires, to submit for consideration of the Council of Ministers a matter on which a Minister has taken a decision without submitting the same for consideration by the Council beforehand.
    Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

    A) 1 and 2

    B) 1, 3 and 4

    C) 2 and 4

    D) 1 and 3

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  • question_answer4) Which one of the following is constitutionally obligatory on the part of the Chief Minister of a State?

    A) As the Governor is the head of the State, the Chief Minister has to take all major decisions regarding administration only after prior approval by the Governor.

    B) The Chief Minister has to communicate to the Governor all decisions of the cabinet relating to administration and proposals for legislation.

    C) As the ministers are appointed by the Governor, the Chief Minister has to go by Governor's discretion in the allocation of business among the ministers.

    D) The Chief Minister, if he happens to be the leader of a party not having the required majority, should prove his majority strength in the State Legislative Assembly within the period stipulated by the Governor.

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  • question_answer5) Which one of the following is correct in terms of the Constitution of India?

    A) The Chief Minister decides the allocation of portfolios among the Ministers.

    B) When the Chief Minister resigns, the Council of Ministers gets dissolved.

    C) All the principal policy announcements of the Government are made by the Chief Minister.

    D) It shall be the duty of Chief Minister to communicate to the Governor all decisions of the Council of Ministers relating to the administration of the affairs of the State.

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    Assertion (A): In the matters of appointment and dismissal of Ministers, the Chief Minister's word is final.
    Reason (R): Governor appoints the leader of the majority party as the Chief Minister and on his advice appoints other ministers.
    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_answer7) When there is no majority party in the State Legislative Assembly, the principal consideration governing the choice of the Chief Minister by the Governor of the State is the:

    A) Ability of the person who is most likely to command a stable majority in the House

    B) Largest political party in the Legislative Assembly

    C) The combination of several parties as a unit

    D) The loyalty and support of the party members to their respective party programmes and policies

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  • question_answer8) The Constitution of India lays down that proposals for legislation are to be communicated to the Governor by the:

    A) Chief Minister

    B) Speaker of the Legislative Assembly

    C) Minister for Law

    D) Minister for Home Affairs

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    Assertion (A): The Chief Minister of a State is the head of the Council of Ministers of that State.
    Reason (R): The Chief Minister is responsible to the State Legislative Assembly and enjoys the support of a majority in the House.
    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)

    Consider the following statements:
    The Chief Minister as the head of the State Council of Ministers:
    1. Has a free hand in the distribution of portfolios
    2. Can reshuffle the Ministers and ask any Minister to resign
    3. Is bound by the advice of the Ministers
    4. Advises the Ministers in day-to-day administration of departments
    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    A) 1 and 2

    B) 2 and 3

    C) 1, 2 and 4

    D) 3 and 4

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    Statement I: The Chief Minister of a State can exercise control over other branches of Government through a coterie of advisors.
    Statement II: The Chief Minister and his Cabinet function on the basis of collective responsibility.
    Codes:

    A) Both the statements are individually true and Statement II is the correct explanation of Statement I

    B) Both the statements are individually true but Statement II is not the correct explanation of Statement I

    C) Statement I is true but Statement II is false

    D) Statement I is false but Statement II is true

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  • question_answer12)

    Consider the following statements with respect to dudes of the Chief Minister of a State according to the Constitution of India:
    1. To make rules for the more convenient transaction of business of the State Government, and for the allocation among Ministers of the said business.
    2. If the Governor of the State so requires, to submit for consideration of the Council of Ministers any matter on which a decision has been taken by a Minister but which has not been considered by the Council.
    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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    In which of the following bodies, does the Chief Minister of a State hold membership?
    1. National Integration Council
    2. National Development Council
    3. Inter-State Council
    4. Zonal Council
    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    A) 1, 3 and 4

    B) 2 and 3

    C) 1, 2, 3 and 4

    D) 2, 3 and 4

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