|Consider the following statements:|
|1. There is no provision in the Constitution of India under which the President of India may entrust, with the consent the Government of a State, to that Government, functions relation to any matter to which the executive power of the Union extends.|
|2. Under the provisions of the Constitution of India, only legislature of a State can by law alter the name of that State. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?|
A) 1 only
B) 2 only
C) Both 1 and 2
D) neither 1 nor 2
Correct Answer: D
Solution :[d] According to Article 258, the President may, with the consent of the Governor of a state, entrust to that state government functions which fall under the executive domain of the union. By law. Parliament can form a new state by separating territory from any state, by merging two or more states or parts of states. Parliament can also reduce or increase the area or alter the boundary of any state or even change its name. But first, a bill on the matter has to be referred by the President to the legislature of the affected state so that the legislature can express its views with a certain period. Once the President has ascertained t s views of the state government, a resolution is tabled before the assembly. Once the resolution is passed by the assembly, it has to pass a bill creating the new state. Finally, a separate bill on the matter is introduced in Parliament on the recommendation of the President. Once this bill is passed by a two-thirds majority and ratified by the President, the new state is formed or reduce or increase the area or alter the boundary of any state or change its name.
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