Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 83 of 104)

  1. Which of the following form part of the budget in India?

    1. Estimated income and expenditure for the following year

    2. Revised figures for the preceding year

    3. Revised estimates for the current year

    4. Actual figures for the previous year

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 1, 3 and 4

    • Assertion (A): The Ministry of Finance is no longer the central agency to exercise control over finances.
    • Reason (R): Administrative ministries demand greater delegation of financial powers from the Finance Ministry for speedy implementation of development programmes.

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

    1. Both A and R are true and R is the Correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  2. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Voting on the demands for grants

    2. Budget

    3. Money Bill

    4. Charged Expenditure

    1. Prior consent of the demands for grants President

    2. Not subject to vote of Parliament

    3. An instrument of socioeconomic change

    4. Enactment of Budget

    5. Public Accounts Committee

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 5
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
  3. In the h1dian budgetary system, pending the passage of Finance Bill in the Parliament, the provisional collection under Tax Act, 1931 empowers the government to collect taxes for a period of

    1. 50 days

    2. 60 days

    3. 75 days

    4. 90 days

  4. Which of the following are included in Budgetary Control by executive?

    1. Allotment

    2. Apportionment

    3. Audit

    4. Sanctions

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2. 1, 2 and 4

    3. 1 and 2

    4. 3 and 4

  5. Which one of the following is NOT the occasion for criticizing the administration in the Lok Sabha?

    1. General discussion on the budget

    2. Voting on demands for grants

    3. Motion of tanks to the President

    4. Discussion on the finance Bill

  6. Which one of the following is NOT a function of the Committee on Subordinate Legislation?

    1. To evolve a systematic pattern of the terms of delegation

    2. To improve the methods of publicity of the rules

    3. To lay down rules and regulations on the table of the House

    4. To achieve uniformity in rule-making procedures

    • Assertion (A): The Legislature exerts authority over administration through the appropriation process.
    • Reason (R): The gross amount of the appropriation determines the volume of official activity and an itemized appropriation act may leave little or no administrative discretion.

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

    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explaT1ation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  7. Which of the following are tools of executive control over administration?

    1. Budget

    2. Civil Service Code

    3. Audit by C & AG

    4. Rule-making power

    Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 3 and 4

  8. The most important device of supplying power to the judiciary to invalidate a Statute in India is provided by:

    1. The Directive Principles of State Policy

    2. The Fundamental Rights

    3. Articles 350 and 351

    4. Prerogative Writs

  9. Under which of the following circumstances judicial intervention in administration is justified?

    1. When there is abuse of discretion

    2. When there is honest difference of opinion

    3. When there is error of law

    4. When there is lack of jurisdiction

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 3 and 4

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  10. The specific purpose of the proposed institution of Lok Pal is to

    1. strengthen legislative control over administration

    2. supplement Judicial Control over administration

    3. protect and promote insufficient administration

    4. enable effective popular control over administration

  11. Which of the following are emphasized by Riggs to compare administrative systems?

    1. Model building

    2. Cultural Dimension

    3. Ecological perspective

    4. Structure-functional approach

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  12. In which one of the following countries is control over the administration through questions and motions to ‘no confidence’ NOT possible?

    1. Pakistan

    2. Britain

    3. USA

    4. France

    • Assertion (A): Comparative Public Administration is an attempt to study administrative systems in their ecological settings.
    • Reason (R): Socio-economic context has a bearing on administration.

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

    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true