UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-5

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    Which of the following is/are not a provision(s) related to financial emergency declared undar Article 360?
    1. Salaries of all classes of persons can be reduced except those, whose salaries are provided under the Constitution not to be reduced after their appointment.
    2. Money Bills and other Financial Bills cannot be passed by State Legislature without prior recommendation of the President.
    3. Proclamation of financial emergency has to be renewed by Parliament every 6 months.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  Only 1             

    B)  1 and 2

    C)  Only 3             

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] Statement 1 is incorrect. Under a financial emergency salaries of any person in public office can be reduced even when the constitutional provision for that particular post provides for not reducing the salaries of that post after appointment of a person to that post. Statement 2 is also incorrect because the provision under financial emergency talks of ability to reserve the Money Bills and other Financial Bills passed by a State Legislature for the consideration of the President after they are passed by the State Legislature. Proclamation of emergency does not require repeated Parliament approval and can be revoked by the President anytime and thus, statement 3 is also incorrect and the right answer is [d].

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