UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-2

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    Which of the following statements in relation to District Planning Committees (DPCs) is, incorrect?
    1. DPCs are set up under the provisions of the 73rd Amendment Act.
    2. Setting up of DPCs is mandatory for State Governments.
    3. DPCs are to take up planning of both urban and rural areas, even when the urban area has a Municipal Planning Committee.
    4. Four-fifths of the members of DPCs are elected from members of both Panchayats and Municipalities.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  Only 1             

    B)  2, 3 and 4      

    C)  1, 2 and 3                    

    D)  None of these

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] DPCs are set up under Article 243ZD of the Constitution, which was inserted by the 74th Amendment Act, Article 243ZD makes it mandatory upon State Governments to constitute district planning committees though it is a different matter that many states have actually not constituted them. DPCs take up planning of both urban and rural areas and if there is a Municipal Planning Committee (MFC) within the district even then the DPC will make plans for the urban area. Regarding the member of DPC, Statement 4 is correct such a composition has been mentioned in Article 243ZD. As regards the rest of the seats in the DPC the State Legislature will be competent to make laws in this regard,

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