|Consider the following statements.|
|1. The Committee on Public Accounts examines the report of the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India before it is presented before each House of Parliament.|
|2. The President of India causes the reports of the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India to be laid before each House of Parliament.|
|3. After the Annual Financial Statements is presented before the Lok Sabha, the Committee on Public|
|Accounts examines the estimates.|
|Which of the statements given above is/are correct?|
A) Only 2
B) 1 and 3
C) Only 1
D) All of these
Correct Answer: A
Solution :[a] The Report of the Auditor-General of India is presented to President not to the Public Accounts Committee. After it is tabled, by President before each House of Parliament, it is sent to the Committee for its study and recommendatory note which is only advisory and not binding upon the Parliament. The Committee on Public Accounts examines the accounts showing appropriation of sums granted by the House for the expenditure and the Annual Financial Accounts of the Government of India, etc. The Annual Financial Statement is not considered or studied, by the Committee.
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