UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-2

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    Consider the following statements comparing the veto powers of the President and tin Governor.
    1. The President and the Governor only have the options of either assenting or withholding assent ta
    Money Bills.
    2. When the Governor reserves a Bill for the consideration of the President, all further interaction that takes place between the President and the State Legislature.
    3. With regard to State Bills, President has unlimited suspensive veto power, while the Governor can only use it once.
    Which of the statement given above is/are correct?

    A)  1 and 2

    B)  2 and 3

    C)  Only 3             

    D)  None of these

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] While the President can only either assent to or withhold assent to Money Bills including those coming from the State Legislature, the Governor has a third option of reserving the Bill for the consideration of the President and, so Statement 1 is incorrect. Statement 2 is correct and the role of the Governor ends as soon as he reserves a Bill for the consideration of the President. The President then can return the Bill for the reconsideration of the State Legislature if it is not a Money Bill and can keep doing so indefinitely. Thus, the President has an unlimited Suspensive Veto in case of State Bills. The Governor on the other hand can exercise his Suspensive Veto only once and if the State Legislature again passes the Bill with or without amendments, the Governor will have no option, but to assent to the Bill. Thus, the right answer is [b].

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