SSC Indian Polity and Civics Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-7

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    Which of the following are not true about Legislative Council of a State?
    1. Its total number of members does not exceed two-thirds of total number of members in the Legislative Assembly of that State but is not less than 40.
    2. One-third of its members are elected by the Legislative Assembly, one-third by local bodies, one-twelfth by teachers, one-twelfth by university graduates and one-sixth by the Governor.
    3. It cannot be dissolved.
    4. One-third of its members retire every year.

    A) 1, 2, and 3        

    B) Only 1

    C) 2, 3 and 4         

    D) Only 4

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    The Legislative Council is a permanent body and cannot be dissolved; each Member of the Legislative Council (MLC) serves for a six-year term, with terms staggered so that the terms of one-third of a Council's members expire every two years. This arrangement parallels that for the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India. The size of the Vidhan Parishad cannot be more than one-third the membership of the Vidhan Sabha. However, its size cannot be less than 40 members (except in Jammu and Kashmir, where there are 36 by an Act of Parliament.)

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