UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-6

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    Which of the following statements regarding the National Commission for STs (NCST) incorrect?                                                                                  

    A)  NCST is a constitutional body                                                          

    B)  It can receive and inquire into individual complaints of violations of rights of STs           

    C)  The commission also sends its report to State Governments in case of any matter related to then

    D)  Consultation with NCST is required by the Central and State Governments on major decisions affecting the STs                                                              

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] Statement [a] is correct because NCST is formed under Article 338-A of the Constitution. Apart from looking into the constitutional safeguards for STs, presenting annual reports to the President on the working of the safeguards for STs, the commission can also take up individual complaints regarding the deprivation of rights of STs. Thus Statement [b] is also correct. Statement [c] is incorrect, since the commission presents its reports only to the President. In case, the reports contain something related to State Governments, the President then forwards the report to the concerned State Governor who lays the report before the State Legislature. Statement [d] is correct as well though consultation does not mean concurrence. Thus, option [c] is incorrect.

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