IAS4Sure PTMaster Day 16

Based on PGP targets for today

  •  Question Hour
    • Is held everyday during sessions of Parliament
    • Ministers have to respond to the questions


  • Zero Hour
    • Members can raise any matter which they think is important.
    • Ministers are not bound to reply.


  • A private member can introduce any bill other than a money bill or a public bill.


  • If the Union Parliament wishes to move a matter from Concurrent List to the Union List, the Rajya Sabha must pass a resolution to this effect approving the action of the Lok Sabha.


  • A motion containing the charges against the judge must be approved by special majority in both Houses of the Parliament.


  • Original jurisdiction of Supreme Court includes:
    • disputes between centre and states as well as state Vs states but
    • financial and political matters between states will not be taken under original jurisdiction.


  • If a Panchayat is dissolved and a new Panchayat is elected, it does not enjoy the full period but remains in office for the remaining period after the dissolution.


  • In Panchayats, seats are reserved for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and women but not for Backward Classes of citizens.


  • Courts have no jurisdiction to examine the validity of a law relating to delimitation of constituencies or allotment of seats in respect of Panchayats.


  • The provisions with respect to the maintenance of accounts by the Panchayats and the auditing of such accounts are made by the Legislature of the State.


  • Ashok Mehta Committee Report first suggested for having elections of Panchayati Raj Institutions on political party basis.


  • G.V.K. Rao Committee had recommended the separation of regulatory and development functions at the district level.


  • -Correct chronological order = Balwantrai Mehta Committee – Santhanam Committee – Ashok Mehta Committee – G.V.K. Rao Committee.


  • It is obligatory to constitute Ward Committees for one or more wards within the territorial area of a Municipality having a population of 3 lakhs or more.


  • District Planning Committee consolidates the plans prepared by the Panchayats and Municipalities in the district.

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