Constitutional Design of State Administration (Part – 6)

101. Statement (A) The Governor is neither a nominal chairman nor does a rubber stamp and works created to play a very important role in the affairs of the state administration.

Reason (R) The governor is the keeper of constitutional justification and is the link that connects the states with the center, thus he maintains the unity of India.

  • Both A and R are correct, and R is the correct explanation of A

102. Statement (A) is not the administrative head of the State Secretariat.

Reason (R) The administrative head of the Central Secretariat is not the Cabinet Secretary.

  • A is false, but R is correct

103. Statement (A) Chief Minister is the head of the Council of Ministers of State.

Reason (R) The Chief Minister may dismiss any Minister of the State Government.

  • A is correct, but R is false
  • The minister holds the post of Governor at his post. The Governor can remove a Minister in consultation with the Chief Minister.

104. Statement (A) The Governor shall have a Council of Ministers to assist him in his functions, but such advice shall not be for those functions or functions which are discretionary to the Governor in accordance with the constitutional provision.

Reason (R) The Chief Minister will be appointed by the Governor and on the advice of the Chief Minister, other ministers will also be appointed by the Governor.

  • Both A and R are correct, but R is not the correct explanation of A

105. Statement (A) According to the constitutional provisions only the Chief Minister can continue in the post with the consent of the Governor.

Reason (R) The Governor appoints the Chief Minister.

  • Both A and R are correct, but R is not the correct explanation of A

Constitutional Design of State Administration (Part – 5)

106. Statement (A) The Governor may grant pardon in the punishment imposed by the Army Court.

Reason (R) The Governor cannot provide a solution in case of capital punishment.

  • A is false, but R is correct

107. Statement (A) The primary responsibility of the Secretariat is to formulate policies.

Reason (R) is the responsibility of departments to implement policies.

  • Both A and R are correct, and R is the correct explanation of A

108. Statement (A) No person who is not a citizen of India and who has not completed 32 years of age shall be deemed to be appointed as Governor.

Reason (R) The Governor shall not hold any office of profit other than his office.

  • A is false, but R is correct

109. Statement (A) The Chief Minister may continue in his office during the pleasure of the Governor.

Reason (R) According to the constitution, the fixed term of the Chief Minister is 5 years.

  • A is correct, but R is false

110. Statement (A) The Governor does not have military powers like the President.

Reason (R) The Governor is not always bound by the 42nd Constitution Amendment to accept the advice of the Council of Ministers.

  • Both A and R are correct, but R is not the correct explanation of A

111. Statement (A) The salary of the Governor shall not be reduced to devotees during his tenure.

Reason (R) When a person is appointed as the Governor of two or more states, then the pay and allowances payable to the Governor shall be paid by the respective states in the ratio determined by the President’s order.

  • Both A and R are correct, but R is not the correct explanation of A

112. Statement (A) Under the Constitution, the Chief Minister can continue in office only with the consent of the Governor.

Reason (R) Chief Minister may dismiss any Minister of the State Government.

  • Both A and R are correct, and R is the correct explanation of A

113. Statement (A) The Governor of the state is the acting head of the nominee.

Reason (R) Under the Constitution, there is a provision of the government of the parliamentary system in the states.

  • Both A and R are correct, and R is the correct explanation of A

114. Statement (A) The secretary in the state secretariat is the secretary of the state government, not a minister.

Reason (R) The State Secretariat is a policy-making body.

  • Both A and R are correct, and R is the correct explanation of A

115. Statement (A) Governor can continue in office only with the consent of the President.

Reason (R) The Governor of the state will be appointed by the President of India.

  • Both A and R are correct, and R is the correct explanation of A

Functions of the Staff Agencies

Dec – 2014

116. The primary functions of the State Secretariat are.

  • Performing the regulation work.
  • Drafting of laws, rules and regulations.
  • To execute interdepartmental coordination.

117. Which Article of the Constitution of India empowers the Governor to appoint an Advocate General in the State? – Article 165

118. Regarding allocation and discharge of work by the State Secretariat …..

  • Second Administrative Reforms Commission recommendation.
  • The allocation of tasks to various departments should be based on the analysis of the work to be performed by the government
  • Ideally, each Secretariat Department should deal with inter-related and to some extent uniform administrative activities.
  • It should provide built-in mechanisms for coordination of policies and programs.
  • There should be excessive delegation of power to the executive agencies / departments.

June – 2015

119. Who is under the powers and functions of the Chief Secretary of a State – Procedure Rules of the State

Jan – 2017

120. Statement (A) The Chief Secretary of a state is the focal point of the secretariat there.

Reason (R) He has complete control over all the administrative offices of that state.

  • Both A and R are correct, and R is the correct explanation of A

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