UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-3

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    Consider the following statements,
    1. The office of whip is mentioned neither in the Constitution nor in the rules of the house nor in
    Parliamentary statute.
    2. Every political party, whether ruling or opposition has its own whip in the Parliament.
    3. Whip is appointed by the Political Party to serve as an assistant floor leader.         
    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    A)  1 and 2           

    B)  2 and 3

    C)  1 and 3           

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] Whip is based on the conventions of the Parliamentary Government. Whip is charged with the responsibility of ensuring the attendance of his party members in large numbers and securing their support in favour of or against a particular issue. He regulates and monitors their behaviour in the Parliament. The members are supposed to follow the directives given by the whip, otherwise, disciplinary action can be taken.

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