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

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    When can Parliament legislate on a subject in the State List?
    (1) If Lok Sabha passes a resolution by two-thirds majority that it is in national interest to do so.
    (2) When the legislature of two or more states request Parliament to legislate on a state subject.
    (3) Under the proclamation of Emergency.

    A)  1 and 3

    B)  2 and 3

    C)  1, 2 and 3        

    D)  1 and 2

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] The state legislature has exclusive power to make laws on these subjects. But in certain circumstances the parliament can also make laws on subjects mentioned in the State list. Then the parliament has to pass a resolution with 2/3rd majority that it is expedient to legislate on this state list in the national interest. Though states have exclusive powers to legislate with regards to items on the State list, articles 249, 250, 252, and 253 state situations in which the federal government can legislate on these items.

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