UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-6

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    Consider the following statements regarding Delegated legislation.
    1. Delegated legislation refers to laws made by Panchayati Raj Institutions on subjects delegated to them by State and Central Governments.
    2. Delegated legislation does not allow for imposition of tax.
    3. The Committee on Subordinate Legislation is a Lok Sabha Committee tasked to scrutinise all cases of delegated legislation.
    Which of the statement(s) given above is/ are correct?

    A)  1 and 3           

    B)  2 and 3             

    C)  Only 2 

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] Delegated legislation refers to taws that are made by the executive. Legislation in the modern era only covers the broader issues and the nitty-gritty involving the formulation of rules, bye-laws, circulars etc to implement these laws is highly detailed and time consuming, which is left to the technically better equipped executive authority. Delegated legislation does not allow imposition of taxation, exclusion of judicial review and retrospective application. To ensure that the executive does not become despotic with these powers of law making, the committee on subordinate legislation looks into cases of delegated legislation to ensure that the laws made do not impose tax, go against the Constitution etc. This committee works under both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha. Thus, we can say that [c] is the right answer.

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