Maharashtra PSC Exam: Public Administration MCQs (Practice_Test 89 of 104)

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  1. The Railway budget was separated from the Central Budget in the year
    1. 1920
    2. 1921
    3. 1922
    4. 1923
  2. The Speaker of the Lok Sabha has been empowered to exercise ‘Guillotine’
    1. After demands are discussed
    2. after demands are discussed and passed
    3. When the time allotted for budget discussions is exhausted
    4. when the demands are passed with a cut
  3. Which of the following are ensured by the Budget?
    1. Financial and legal accountability of the Executive to the Legislature.
    2. Accountability of each subordinate authority is Executive to the one immediately above in the hierarchy
    3. Accountability of the legislature to the Judiciary
    4. Accountability of government departments to Finance Ministry.
      1. l and 2
      2. 1,3 and 4
      3. 2,3 and 4
      4. 1,2 and 4
  4. Which of the following tools of control may be adopted for raising a discussion in House on a matter of urgent public importance
    1. Censure motion
    2. Adjournment motion
    3. Calling attention
    4. Cut motion
  5. Which of the following Committees consist of representatives of both the Houses namely Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha?
    1. Estimate Committee
    2. Committee on Subordinate Legislation
    3. Public Accounts Committee
    4. Committee on Public Undertakings

    Which are the correct ones?

    1. l and 4
    2. 1,2 and 3
    3. 2,3 and 4
    4. 1,2, 3 and 4
  6. Consider the following statements: The proposal to merge the Air-India and Indian Airlines into a single holding company is designed to
    1. achieve flexibility and co-ordination
    2. increasing competitiveness
    3. avoid financial loss
    4. get rid of surplus staff

    Of these statements which are correct?

    1. 1,2, 3 and 4 are correct
    2. 1 and 4 are correct
    3. 1,2 and 3 are correct
    4. 2,3 and 4 are correct
  7. A Judicial remedy whereby the State inquires into the legality of the claim which a party asserts to an office or franchise, is better known as
    1. Mandamus
    2. Certiorari
    3. Prohibition
    4. Quo Warrant
  8. Which one of the following statements about the Planning Commission in India is true?
    1. It is a constitutional body
    2. it is a statutory body
    3. It has been created by an executive order
    4. It is quasi-judicial in character
  9. Which one of the following is NOT a function of the Plan-Ding Commission of India?
    1. Formulation of a plan
    2. Execution of development plans
    3. Appraisal of plan progress
    4. Making recommendations on policy and administration
  10. Out of the various forms of public enterprises in India, which one of the following is constituted through a separate statutory enactment?
    1. Departmental
    2. Corporation
    3. Company
    4. Control Board
  11. Which one of the following commissions recommended the setting up of a Public Service Commission for recruitment of personnel to the Public Services in India?
    1. Simon Commission
    2. Lee Commission
    3. Atlee Commission
    4. Radcliff Commission
  12. Consider the following statements: The Finance Commission makes recommendations to the President in respect of
    1. the distribution of net proceeds of taxes to be shares between the Union and the States
    2. assessment of natural, capital and human resources
    3. the principles governing grants in aid to the States
    4. any other matter concerning financial relations between the Union and the


    Of these statements:

    1. 1,2, 3 and 4 are correct
    2. 2 and 4 are correct
    3. 1,3 and 4 are correct
    4. 1,2 and 3 are correct
  13. Who allocates the business to various Ministries and Departments in the Government of India?
    1. President՚s Secretariat
    2. Prime Minister՚s Secretariat
    3. Parliament՚s Secretariat
    4. Cabinet Secretariat
  14. Which of the following are some of the functions of the Cabinet Secretariat?
    1. To provide secretarial assistance to the Cabinet
    2. To provide secretarial services to various standing committees and adhoc committees of the Cabinet
    3. To assist ministers in the discharge of their parliamentary responsibilities
      1. 1,2 and 3
      2. 1 and 2
      3. 1 and 3
      4. 2 and 3
  15. Consider the following statements: The working of India՚s ONGC reveals that Government (Ministry of Petroleum) has bestowed on it
    1. financial freedom
    2. operational freedom
    3. freedom to take decision at the field manager level
    4. freedom from administered prices
    5. freedom for personnel management.

    Of these statements

    1. 1 alone is correct
    2. 1 and 2 are correct
    3. 2,3, 4 and 5 are correct
    4. 1,2, 3,4 and 5 are correct

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