SSC Indian Polity and Civics Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-3

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    Directions: The following item consist of two statements, one labeled as the 'Assertion (A) ' and the other as 'Reason (R)'. You are to examine these two statements carefully and select the answers to these items using the codes given below: Codes:

    A)  Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    B)  Both A and R are individually true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A

    C)  A is true but R is false

    D)  A is false but R is true Assertion : Collective responsibility of the Cabinet signifies unity and coordination among members of the Council of Ministers. Reason (R): It is the prerogative of the Prime Minister to select or drop a member of the Cabinet.

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] The fundamental principle underlying the working of parliamentary system of government is the principle of collective responsibility. Article 75 clearly states that the council of ministers is collectively responsible to the Lok Sabha. This means that all the ministers own joint responsibility to the Lok Sabha for all their acts of commission and commission. They work as a team and swim or sink together. It is the duty of every minister to stand by cabinet decisions ? and support them both within and outside the Parliament. If any minister disagrees with a cabinet decision and is riot prepared to defend it, he must resign.

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