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

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    Which of the following bodies concerned with Inter-state relations are constitutional?
    1. River water tribunals
    2. Inter-State Councils
    3. Zonal Councils
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  1 and 2 only    

    B)  2 only

    C)  2 and 3 only    

    D)  None

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] River water tribunals are setup under an act and therefore are not constitutional. Article 262 of the Constitution provides for the adjudication of inter-state water disputes. Under this provision, the Parliament has enacted the Inter-State Water Disputes Act (1956). The Inter-State Water Disputes Act empowers the Central government to setup an ad hoc tribunal for the adjudication of a dispute between two or more states in relation to the waters of an inter-state river or river valley. Inter-State Councils are constitutional body under article 263. Zonal councils were setup under the State reorganisation act, 1956 and are thus not constitutional.

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