SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-4

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    Which of the following statements about the Indian Councils Act of 1892 are correct?
    1. It raised the number of additional members to a maximum of 16 for the Supreme Council, 20, for the Legislative Council of Bombay, Madras and Bengal and 15 for the North western Provinces and Oudh.
    2. It conceded the Congress demand of the principle of direct election to the Legislative Councils.
    3. It conceded to the members of the Legislative Councils the right of discussing the Budget
    4. It allowed the members of the Legislative Councils the right of asking questions on matters of public interest. Choose the answer from the codes given below:

    A)  1, 2 and 3        

    B)  1, 3 and 4

    C)  2, 3 and 4        

    D)  1, 2 and 4

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] Indian Councils Act 1892 was the beginning of the parliamentary System in India. Before this act was passed, the Indian National Congress had adopted some resolutions in its sessions in 1885 and 1889 and put its demand. The major demands placed were: A simultaneous examination of ICS to be held in England and India Reforms of the legislative council and adoption of the principle of election in place of nomination Opposition to the annexation of Upper Burma Reduction in the Military expenditure. Viceroy Lord Dufferin set up a committee. The committee was given the responsibility to draw a plan for the enlargement of the provincial councils and enhancement of their status. The plan was drawn, but when it was referred to the Secretary of State for India, he did not agree to introduction of the Principle of election.

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