UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-10

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    Which of the following statements are incorrect, when it comes to the legislative powers of the President?
    1. No Constitution Amendment Bill can be introduced in Parliament, except on the recommendation of the President.
    2. He decides on questions of disqualification of members of Parliament.
    3. He can summon, prorogue and dissolve the Houses of Parliament at any time.
    4. He can promulgate as well as withdraw ordinances whenever even one of the houses is not in session.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  1 and 4

    B)  1 and 3            

    C)  1, 2 and 3                    

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] Statement 1 is incorrect because the permission of the President is not needed to introduce a Constitution Amendment Bill in Parliament. His prior permission is needed in case of bills like Money Bill and bills to alter the boundary or name of a state. Statement 2 is correct and the power mentioned here has been provided in Article 103 of the Constitution. Statement 3 is also correct. Of course, the power to summon, prorogue and dissolve the Houses of Parliament is exercised by the President only on the advice of the Council of Ministers. Statement 4 is correct as President can promulgate ordinances when the Parliament is not in session (both the Houses).

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