UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-5

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    The Cabinet Secretariat has a very important role in policy formulation in Central Government.
    Consider some functions given below.
    1. It prepares agenda for meetings of cabinet and provides necessary information and material for its deliberation.
    2. It provides secretarial assistance to the cabinet committee BS.
    3. On the permission of the President of India. It prepares and finalise the rules of business of the government and allots the business of the government among ministries of Union Government.
    4. It secure the document of cabinet decisions by the concerned Ministries/Departments and other executive decisions.
    Which of the above functions are of Cabinet Secretariat?

    A)  1, 2 and 3                    

    B)  1, 2 and 4

    C)  1, 3 and 4                    

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] The Cabinet Secretariat is responsible for the administration of the Government of India (Transaction of Business) Rules, 1961 and the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules 1961, facilitating smooth transaction of business in Ministries/ Departments of the Government by ensuring adherence to these rules. The Secretariat assists in decision-making in government by ensuring Inter-ministerial coordination, ironing out differences amongst Ministries/ Departments and evolving consensus through the. instrumentality of the Standing/Adhoc Committees of Secretaries. Through this mechanism new policy initiatives are also promoted.

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