POLITY FOR UPSC PRELIMS 2020 , TEST-6

Q 1 . Consider the following statements:
1. Lord Mayo is known as the father of local self-government in India
2. A Panchayat reconstituted after premature dissolution continues only for the remainder period.
3. According to 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Act, validity of any law relating to the delimitation of constituencies cannot be questioned in any court
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 3 only

Q 2 . Which of the following does not fall under the compulsory provisions of Seventy-Third Amendment Act, 1992?
a) Fixing tenure of five years for panchayats at all levels
b) Constitution of a State Finance Commission after every five years to review the financial position of the panchayats
c) Holding fresh elections within six months in the event of supersession of any panchayat
d) Authorizing panchayats to levy, collect and appropriate taxes, duties, tolls and fees

Q 3 . The Constitution (Seventy-Third Amendment) Act, 1992, which aims at promoting the Panchayati Raj Institutions in the country, provides for which of the following?
1. Constitution of District Planning Committees.
2. State Election Commissions to conduct all panchayat elections.
3. Establishment of State Finance Commissions.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
a) 1 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q 4 . With regard to urban local bodies in India, which of the following is incorrect?
a) Notified area committee is an entirely nominated body
b) Mayor is the chief executive authority of a Municipal corporation
c) Mayor is elected for a period of one year renewable term
d) Notified area committee is neither an elected body nor a statutory body

Q 5 . In India, a Metropolitan Planning Committee (MPC)
1. Is constituted under the provisions of the Constitution of India.
2. Has the sole responsibility for implementing Government sponsored schemes in the metropolitan area
3. MPC prepares draft development plan with regard to nature of investments to be made in the Metropolitan area by agencies of the Government of the concerned State and Government of India as well
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q 6 . With regard to Specialized purpose agency, a type of urban local body, consider the following
1. These are area-based urban bodies
2. These are single purpose bodies
3. They function as subordinate agencies of the local municipal bodies
4. They can be established either as statutory bodies or through an executive resolution
Which of the above statement[s] is/are correct?
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 4 only
c) 2, 3 and 4
d) 2 and 3 only

Q 7 . In the areas covered under the Panchayat (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996, what is the role/power of Gram Sabha?
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?
a) 1 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q 8 . With regard to the affirmative provisions provided in 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act, which of the following is incorrect ?
a) The act provides for the reservation of not less than one-third of the total number of seats for women
b) The act provides for the reservation of not less than one-third of the total number of seats for SCs and STs in panchayats at all the three levels.
c) The State Legislature can make provisions for reservation of seats (both members and chairpersons) for backward classes in panchayats at any level.
d) None

Q 9 . Which of the following is not true with regard to State Election Commission?
a) Preparation of electoral rolls and the conduct of all elections to the panchayats is vested in the State Election Commission
b) The State Election Commissioner is appointed by the Governor of that State
c) The State Election Commissioner is removed by the President based on the recommendation of the Parliament
d) None

Q 10 . The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) exercises original jurisdiction in relation to recruitment and service matters of public servants belonging to
1. civilian employees of defence services
2. officers of the Supreme Court
3. all-India services
4. secretarial staff of the Parliament
5. state government employees
Select the correct code
a) 1 and 3 Only
b) 1, 2 and 3
c) 2, 4 and 5
d) 3 Only