UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-1

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    Which of the following statements regarding the Department Related Standing Committees are correct?
    1. These committees are meant only for scrutinising the budget during the recess of Parliament in the budget session.
    2. The members of these committees are elected based on proportional representation by a single transferable vote.
    3. The report of the committee on budgetary proposals can contain recommendations for cut motions also.
    4. All these committees function under the Lok Sabha.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  1 and 2           

    B)  3 and 4            

    C)  All of these                   

    D)  None of these

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] The committees perform many functions, the major one of which is scrutinising the budgetary proposals during the recess of the budget session. Apart from this, the committee also examines the bills of related ministries and considers the annual reports of ministries. Thus, Statement 1 is incorrect. Statement 2 is also incorrect, as the members of the committee may be elected, appointed, nominated by the Speaker of Lok Sabha and Chairman of Rajya Sabha from among their members. Statement 3 is incorrect, as the report of the committee cannot contain any proposal for cut motions on the expenditures concerned. Statement 4 is also incorrect. Out of the 24 committees, 8 functions under the Rajya Sabha and 16 under the Lok Sabha. Thus, the right answer is [d].

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