UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-3

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    The PMO provides secretarial assistance and crucial advice to the Prime Minister. Which of the following are the functions of PMO?
    1. Assisting the Prime Minister in respect of his overall responsibilities as head of the government, like maintaining coordination with Central Ministers and the State Government.
    2. Helping the Prime Minister in respect of his responsibilities as Chairman of the NDC.
    3. Providing assistance to the Prime Minister in the examination of cases submitted to him for orders under prescribed rules.
    4. Acting as the think-tank to the Prime Minister.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  1, 2 and 3                    

    B)  1, 3 and 4         

    C)  2 and 4           

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] All of the given statements in the regard of PMO are correct. Further, the PMO is an extra constitutional body that plays an important role in the process of policy formulation at the top level in the GOI. The office houses the Prime Minister and few selected officers of Indian Civil Service who work with him to manage and coordinate government and his office. The Prime Minister through his office coordinates with all ministers in the Central Union Cabinet, minister of independent charges and governors and ministers of State Government, perform the functions.

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