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UPSC question paper – 2011-2015 – Panchayati Raj & Public Policy

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#1. Consider the following statements: [2013 ] The parliamentary Committee on public accounts 1. consists of not more than 25 Members of the Lok Sabha 2. scrutinizes appropriation and finance accounts of the Government 3. examines the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#2. (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 27. Consider the following statements : In India, a Metropolitan Planning Committee : 1. is constituted under the provisions of the Constitution of India. 2. prepares the draft development plans for metropolitan area. 3. has the sole responsibility for implementing Government sponsored schemes in the metropolitan area. [2011 ] Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#3. The fundamental object of Panchayati Raj system is to ensure which among the following ? [2015 ] (1) People's participation in development (2) Political accountability (3) Democratic decentralization (4) Financial mobilization Select the correct answer using the code given below.

#4. The Government enacted the Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Areas (PESA) Act in 1996. Which one of the following is not identified as its objective? [2013 ]

#5. Under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 who shall be the authority to initiate the process for determining the nature and extent of individual or community forest rights or both? (2013)

#6. In the areas covered under the Panchayat (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996, what is the role/power of Gram Sabha? [2012 ] 1. Gram Sabha has the power to prevent alienation of land in the Scheduled Areas. 2. Gram Sabha has the ownership of minor forest produce. 3. Recommendation of Gram Sabha is required for granting prospecting licence or mining lease for any mineral in the Scheduled Areas. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#7. The Constitution (Seventy-Third Amendment) Act, 1992, which aims at promoting the Panchayati Raj Institutions in the country, provides for which of the following? [2011 ] 1. Constitution of District Planning Committees. 2. State Election Commissions to conduct all panchayat elections. 3. Establishment of State Finance Commission. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

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