UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-8

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    Consider the following statements regarding the Council of Ministers in the Union Government
    1. The rank of the Prime Minister is the same as that of a Cabinet Minister.                       
    2. There are four categories of ministers in the Council of Ministers.                            
    3. The Prime Minister can allocates and reshuffles various portfolios among the minister.         
    Which of the statements given above are correct?                                          

    A)  1 and 3           

    B)  Only 3             

    C)  All of these                   

    D)  None of these    

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] The rank of Prime Minister is higher than the Cabinet Minister so, Statement 1 is incorrect; Statement 2 is incorrect. There are three categories of ministers, in descending order of rank: Cabinet Minister, Minister of State (Independent Charges), Minister of State (Junior Minister Reporting to a Cabinet Minister). The Prime Minister leads the functioning and c.' authority of the Government of India, he also allocates and reshuffles various portfolio among the Minister.

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