|Which of the following statements (s) regarding the different stages in the passage of budget in Parliament is/are correct?|
|1. Vote on Account is passed before both the general discussion and the discussion on demands for grants in the budget begins.|
|2. Voting on Demands for Grants takes place only in the Lok Sabha.|
|3. Passing of the Appropriation Bill is the final act in the passage of budget in Parliament.|
|Select the correct answer using the codes given below.|
A) Only 1
B) Only 2
C) 1 and 2
D) 1 and 3
Correct Answer: B
Solution :[b] Statement 11s incorrect, since Vote on Account is passed after the general discussion on the budget is over and before the discussion on demands for grants is taken up. Statement 2 is correct, since the Rajya Sabha has no power to vote on the demands for grants. Statement 3 is incorrect, since the final act in the passage of the budget is the passage of the Finance Bill, which is passed after the Appropriation Bill. Hence, the correct answer is [b].
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