UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-5

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    Consider the following statements regarding the legislative process in Parliament.         
    1. A bill can be referred to a Select/Joint Committee of Parliament at the first, second or third reading.
    2. A bill passed by one House, must be passed by the other House within 6 months of its receiving t
    3. At the joint-sitting of the two Houses to pass a Bill, no new amendments can be made to the bill au only the differences between the Houses are resolved through voting.                      
    Which of the statements) given above is/are correct?                                  

    A)  Only 1             

    B)  Only 2         

    C)  2 and 3           

    D)  All of these   

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] The first reading is the introduction stage, where the bill is introduced to the House. There is no need to refer the bill to a committee at this stage. The second reading is the detailed consideration of the bill and it is here that the bill is referred to the committees. The third reading is the final voting and discussion on the bill and here again, there is no need to refer the bill to s committee. So, Statement 1 is incorrect. Statement 2 is correct further, in two cases new amendments can to proposed in joint sitting. Statement 3 is incorrect.

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