Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 79 of 104)

  1. In which one of the following kinds of a public undertaking ministerial controls all pervasive?

    1. Government company

    2. Departmental undertaking

    3. Government corporation

    4. Joint undertaking

  2. Which of the following are the most important factors for the limited success of Public enterprises in India?

    1. Lack of autonomy

    2. Over-size of the plants set up

    3. Poor material management

    4. Social objectives as targets to be achieved

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 2 and 3

      3. 3 and 4

      4. 1 and 4

  3. Which of the following are reasons for the joint-stock company form of organizing public enterprises being popular in India?

    1. It is easy and convenient

    2. There is a law readily available

    3. Government can give instructions

    4. The jurisdiction of the c & ag can be limited

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 1, 2 and 3

      3. 1, 3 and 4

      4. 2, 3 and 4

  4. Which one of the following statements is correct?

    1. The separate cadre of permanent central secretariat officers was created in 1948

    2. The central secretariat does not get fresh blood from state cadres

    3. The cabinet secretary assists only the cabinet

    4. The principle secretary to the prime ministers plays the role of chief secretary in the central secretariat

  5. Which one of the following statements in NOT correct?

    1. The business of the cabinet secretary is to help the ministers and not to oversee them

    2. The cabinet secretary helps the cabinet by rendering advice on matters of administration

    3. The cabinet secretary is a watch dog on behalf of the Prime Minister

    4. The cabinet secretary advises the civil servants informally on many matters of administration

  6. The constitution of India lays down (Article 78) that proposals for legislation are to be communicated to the president by the

    1. Prime Minister

    2. Speaker of the Lok Sabha and chairman of the Rajya Sabha

    3. Minister for law

    4. Minister for Parliamentary affairs

  7. According to the constitution of India, if the president so requires it shall be the duty of the Prime Ministers to submit for the consideration of the council of ministers any matter on which a decision has been taken by a minister but which has not been considered by the council. This ensures

    1. Collective responsibility

    2. The status of the prime minister as the first among the equals

    3. The power of the President to nullify the decision of the minister

    4. The inherent power of the minister to take a decision independent of the council of ministers

  8. In which of the following the president of India is not bound by the advice of the council of ministers?

    1. The choice of the Prime Minister

    2. The dismissal of a Government which refuses to quit having lost its majority in the house of the people

    3. the allocation of business

    4. the dissolution of the house when appeal to the electorate becomes necessary

      1. 1, 2 and 3

      2. 1, 2 and 4

      3. 1, 3 and 4

      4. 2, 3 and 4

    • Assertion (A): The central secretariat is a thin-tank an vital treasure house of vital information.
    • Reason (R): The secretariat carries out a comprehensive and detailed scrutiny of every issue.

    In the context of the above two statements which one of the following is correct?

  9. An Election Commissioner shall not be removed from office except on the recommendation of the

    1. President.

    2. Supreme Court

    3. Chief Election Commissioner

    4. Law Minister

  10. Which of the following were recommended by the Kothari Committee?

    1. Holding a common examination for recruitment to the I. A. S. I. P. S and other civil services

    2. Holding a foundation course examination

    3. Holding a post-foundation course examination

    4. Introducing some specified languages in addition to Hindi and English as

    Media for the civil services examination

    1. 1 only

    2. 1 and 5

    3. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 3, 4 and 5

  11. Which one of the following statements about a member of the Union Public service commission on his ceasing to hold office is INCORRECT?

    1. He is eligible to be appointed as chairman of the U. P. S C

    2. He is ineligible to be appointed as chairman of any state PSC

    3. He is ineligible for employment under the government of India.

    4. He is ineligible for employment under the state governments

  12. Who among the following is a constitutional authority for whose removal form office by the president a referent to the Supreme Court is necessary?

    1. Supreme Court is necessary?

    2. Chairman and member of the Union Public service commission

    3. Judge of the Supreme Court

    4. The Chief Election Commissioner

  13. The constitution of India enjoins up on the government to consult the Public service commission in disciplinary matters. Which one of the following is an institution whose emergence cannot exactly be reconciled with the constitution prescribed role of the Public Service Commission

    1. The administrative reforms commission

    2. The central Bureau of investigation

    3. The central vigilance commission

    4. The law commission

  14. Which one of the following is a central Services?

    1. Educational services

    2. Agricultural services

    3. Overseas communication service

    4. Cooperative service