SSC Indian Polity and Civics Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-1

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    Which one of the following powers can be exercised by both the President and the Governor?

    A)  Power to remit a sentence in an offence relating to a matter on the State list

    B)  Power to pardon a sentence by court material

    C)  Power to commute a sentence of death in certain circumstances

    D)  Power to remit a sentence by court martial

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] Under Articles 72 and 161 of the Constitution, the President and Governors have the power "to grant pardons, reprieves, respites or remissions of punishment or to suspend, remit or commute the sentence of any person convicted of any offence". This power was without any conditions until the last year's verdict by the Supreme Court, which held that judicial clemency could be granted on the ground of inordinate delay even after a mercy petition is rejected.

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