UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-1

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    The Act of 1935, is one of the most important landmarks in the Constitutional History of India, Which of the following statements are correct about it?
    1. It provided for the establishment of an All-India Federation consisting of provinces and princely States as units.
    2. The federation never came into being as the princely states did not join it.
    3. It provided for the adoption of dyarchy at the provinces.
    4. It provided for the establishment of a Federal Court, which was set up in 1937.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  1, 2 and 3                    

    B)  1, 2 and 4 

    C)  1, 3 and 4                    

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] Provincial Autonomy by the Act of 1935, replaced dyarchy. Provinces were granted autonomy and separate legal identity. Provinces were freed from the superintendence, direction of the Secretary of   State   and   Governor-General. Provinces, henceforth derived their legal authority directly from the British crown. Provinces were given independent financial powers and resources. Provincial Governments could borrow money on their own security. Hence, Statement 3 Is incorrect and all other statements are correct.

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