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UPSC question paper – 2006 – 2010 –Government & Administration

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#1. With reference to the Consumer Disputes Redressal at district level in India, which one of the following statements is not correct ? (2010)

#2. With reference to Union Government, consider the following statements: [2009] 1. Number of Ministries at the Centre on 15th August 1947 was 18. 2. Number of Ministries at the Centre at present is 36. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#3. Consider the following statements: [2009] 1. Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) was set up during the Prime Ministership of Lal Bahadur Shastri. 2. The Members of CAT are drawn from both judicial and administrative streams. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (2009)

#4. Consider the following statements: [2009] 1. The Advocate General of a State in India is appointed by the President of India upon the recommendation of the Governor of the concerned State. 2. As provided in Civil Procedure Code, High Courts have original, appellate and advisory jurisdiction at the State level. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#5. With reference to Union Government, consider the following statements: [2009] 1. The Ministries and Departments of the Government of India are created by the Prime Minister on the advice of the Cabinet Secretary. 2. Each of the ministries is assigned to a Minister by the President of India on the advice of the Prime Minister. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#6. With reference to the Union Government, consider the following statements: [2009] 1. The Constitution of India provides that all Cabinet Ministers shall be compulsorily be a sitting members of Lok Sabha only. 2. The Union Cabinet Secretariat operates under the direction of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#7. Consider the following statements: [2008] The Constitution of India provides that: 1. the Legislative Assembly of each State shall consist of not more than 450 members chosen by direct election from territorial constituencies in the State 2. a person shall not be qualified to be chosen to fill a seat in the Legislative Assembly of a State if he/she is less than 25 years of age. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#8. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists: [2008] List-I (Person) List-II (Position) A. Nagendra Singh 1. Chief Election Commissioner of India B. A. N. Ray 2. President, International Court of Justice C. R. K. Trivedi 3. Chief Justice of India D. Ashok Desai 4. Attorney General of India

#9. Who among the following have held the office of the VicePresident of India? [2008] 1. Mohammad Hidayatullah 2. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed 3. Neelam Sanjiva Reddy 4. Shankar Dayal Sharma Select the correct answer using the code given below:

#10. Consider the following statements: [2007] 1. The Chairman of the Committee on Public Accounts is appointed by the Speaker of the Lok Sabha. 2. The Committee on Public Accounts comprises Members of Lok Sabha, Members of Rajya Sabha and few eminent persons of industry and trade. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#11. Consider the following statements in respect of financial emergency under Article 360 of the Constitution of India: [2007] 1. A proclamation of financial emergency issued shall cease to operate at the expiration of two months, unless before the expiration of that period it has been approved by the resolutions of both Houses of Parliament. 2. If any proclamation of financial emergency is in operation, it is competent for the President of India to issue directions for the reduction of salaries and allowances of all or any class of persons serving in connection with the affairs of the Union but excluding the Judges of Supreme Court and the High Courts. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#12. Who was the Speaker of the First Lok Sabha? [2007]

#13. Consider the following statements: [2007] 1. Jawaharlal Nehru was in his fourth term as the Prime Minister of India at the time of his death. 2. Jawaharlal Nehru represented Rae Bareilly constituency as a Member of Parliament. 3. The first non-Congress Prime Minister of India assumed the office in the year 1977 Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#14. Assertion (A) : The Council of Ministers in the Union of India is collectively responsible both to the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Reason (R) : The Members of both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha are eligible to be the Ministers of the Union Government (2007)

#15. Consider the following statements: [2006] 1. The Rajya Sabha alone has the power to declare that it would be in national interest for the Parliament to legislate with respect to a matter in the State List. 2. Resolutions approving the proclamation of Emergency are passed only by the Lok Sabha. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

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