Indian Politics Set - 8 Multiple Choice Questions

Indian Politics Set - 8 MCQs

Question 1.

The Chairman of Public Accounts Committee in Indian Parliament is-

A.

 Leader ofopposition

B.

 Speaker of Lok Sabha

C.

 Deputy Chairman of Lok Sabha

D.

 Chairman of Rajya Sabha

Explanation :

Public Accounts Comrmttee is the oldest Parliamentary Committee. It helps Parliament in strengthening the financial control over executive. It consists of 22 members, out of which 15 are from Lok Sabha and 7 from Rajya Sabha. The chairman of this committee is to be appointed by Speaker of Lok Sabha from among the Lok Sabha members of committee. As a part of healthy parliamentary proceedings, the chairman of this commitee is to be appointed from among the senior opposition members.

Question 2.

Which Parliamentary Committee in India is normally chaired by a prominent member of the opposition?

A.

 Committee on Government Assurances

B.

 Estimates Committee

C.

 Privileges Committee

D.

 Public Accounts Committee

Explanation :

Public Accounts Comrmttee is the oldest Parliamentary Committee. It helps Parliament in strengthening the financial control over executive. It consists of 22 members, out of which 15 are from Lok Sabha and 7 from Rajya Sabha. The chairman of this committee is to be appointed by Speaker of Lok Sabha from among the Lok Sabha members of committee. As a part of healthy parliamentary proceedings, the chairman of this commitee is to be appointed from among the senior opposition members.

Question 3.

The number of parliamentary seats (Lok Sabha) of Punjab is -

A.

 2

B.

 13

C.

 20

D.

 25

Explanation :

Punjab has 13 Lok Sabha constituencies. In Rajya Sabha it has representation of 7 seats.

Question 4.

There are total parliamentary seats (Rajya Sabha constituency) in Punjab-

A.

 7

B.

 1

C.

 18

D.

 10

Explanation :

Punjab has 7 parliamentary seats for Rajya Sabha. Elections to Rajya Sabha are based on proportional representation by means of single transferable vote. The tenure of Rajya Sabha MP's are 6 years. However 1/3rd of members retire after every two years.

Question 5.

Which of the following procession has not been adopted from the world's Parliamentary system-

A.

 Question hour

B.

 Zero hour

C.

 Oath

D.

 Motion of thanks

Explanation :

Question Hour is a fix time every day from 11:00 to 12:00hrs to allow members of Parliament to ask questions from the members of Council of Ministers. Whereas Motion of thanks is a motion under which the speech of President at the start of first session every year or session after each general election, is discussed and put to vote. This along with Question Hour and oath has been adopted from world's Parliamentary system whereas Zero-Hour is an Indian innovation.