SSC Indian Polity and Civics Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-6

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    Which of the following points of criticisms are levelled against the amendment procedure in the Indian Constitution?
    1. There is no provision for special Conventions for amendment of the Constitution as in the U.S.A.
    2. Too much power has been given to the States in the matter of proposing amendments to the Constitution
    3. The states have not been given sufficient powers with regard to amendment of the Constitution
    4. Too much power has been given to the Union Parliament with regard to the amendment of the Constitution

    A)  1, 3, 4 

    B)  1, 2, 3

    C)  2, 3, 4 

    D)  1, 2, 3, 4

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] An amendment of the Constitution can be initiated only by the introduction of a Bill in either House of parliament. The Bill must then be passed in each House by a majority of the total membership of that House and by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members of that use present and voting. There is no provision for a joint sitting in case of disagreement between the two Houses. The Bill, passed by the required majority, is then presented to the President who shall give his assent to the Bill. If the amendment seeks to make any change in any of the provisions mentioned in the proviso to article 368, it must be ratified by the Legislatures of not less than one-half of the States. Although, there is no prescribed time limit for ratification, it must be completed before the amending Bill is presented to the President for his assent.

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