UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-5

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    Consider the following items of expenditures. Which of the following will come under the category of non-plan expenditure?
    1. Capital expenditure on defence.
    2. Revenue expenditure on defence.
    3. Programmes related to science and technology, environment and social services.
    4. Grants to states and union territories and grants to foreign governments.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  Only 2             

    B)  1 and 3           

    C)  2 and 4           

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] Capital expenditure on defence is not a non-plan expenditure. It is a planned one for activities like R and D, DRDO etc. But, revenue expenditure of defence can't be planned. Examples like salary of defence officers etc. The grant states is a major non-plan expenditure and the programmes elated to social sector like MGNREGA, Lay, Bharat Nirman are plan expenditures, as they are included in Five Year Plans.

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