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Polity Quiz 12th June 2018 In English

By: D.K Chaudhary

Q.1   The function of the pro—tem speaker is to? (UP. PCS 2010)

(A)      Conduct the proceedings of the house in the absence of the speaker.

(B)      Administer oath to members.

(C)       Officiate as a speaker when the speaker is unlikely to be elected.

(D)      Only check it the election certificates of the members are in order.

Ans:- (B)

As soon as the new Government is formed, the legislative section of parliament prepares a list of the senior most Lok Sabha members, and one of them is appointed as pro—tem speaker. The function of pro—tem speaker is to administer the oath to the newly elected members of the house and conduct proceeding till a regular speaker is chosen.

 

Q.2   The speaker of the Lok Sabha makes use of his casting vote only? (UP PCS 2008)

(A)      To save the existing government.

(B)      In Case of constitutional Amendment.

(C)       In case of emergency.

(D)      In case of a tie when votes are equally divided.

Ans:- (D)

Article 100 (1) of the Indian constitution provides a procedure for voting in the house. Any question at any sitting shall be decided by a majority of votes of the members present and voting. According to 100(1), the speaker or person acting as chairman or speaker, shall not vote in the first instance, but shall have and exercise a “casting vote” in the case of an equality of votes. Article 96 gives a different exercise of casting vote by speaker. According to Article 96(2), the speaker shall have right to cast vote in the first instance on the question of resolution for his removal, but not in the case of equality of votes.

 

Q.3   Which one of the following Articles of the constitution provides that the speaker shall have and exercise a casting vote in the case of an equality of votes? (UP. PCS 2015)

(A)      Article 99                             (B)      Article 101

(C)       Article 100                          (D)      Article 102

Ans:- (C)

See the explanation of above question.

 

Q.4   Who was the first speaker of Lok Sabha? (MP. PCS 2012, UP. PCS 2011)

(A)      G.V Mavalankar                             (B)      Hukum Singh

(C)       B.D. Jatti                                          (D)      V.V Giri

Ans:- (A)

G.V Mavalankar was the Speaker of the First Lok Sabha.

 

Q.5   The first speaker against whom a motion of non confidence was moved in the lock Sabha was? (UP. PCS 2000)

(A)      B.R Jakhad                           (B)      G.V. Mavalankar

(C)       Hukum Singh                      (D)      K.S. Hegde

Ans:- (B)

Acharya J.B Kripalani with 21 parliament members of opposition moved a no—confidence motion against first Lok Sabha speaker G.V Mavalankar on 15 December, 1954. This motion was refused by Lok Sabha on 18 December, 1954.

 

Q.6   The first female speaker of Lok Sabha is? (UP.PCS 2008)

(A)      Vijay Laxmi Pandit                                    (B)      Sucheta Kriplani

(C)       Tarkeshwari Sinha                                    (D)      Meera Kumar

Ans:- (D)

The first woman speaker of Lok Sabha, was Meera Kumar. She was chosen unopposed as speaker and served from June 2009 to June 2014.

 

Q.7   Present Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker is? (B. PCS 1999)

(A)      Mr. M.P. Sayeed                           (B)      Mrs. Nazma Heptulla

(C)       Mr. C.M. Balayogi                         (D)      None of these

Ans:- (*)

At the time if question (In 1999), P.M Sayeed was the deputy speaker of the house. Charnjit Singh Atwal was the Deputy speaker of 14th Lok Sabha, and Karia Munda was the deputy speaker of 15th Lok Sabha. At present, in 16th Lok Sabha M. Thambidurai is the deputy speaker of the house.

 

Q.8   In case the Deputy Speaker is presiding the Lok Sabha he Has right to? (UP. PCS 2016)

(A)      Take part in its deliberations.

(B)      Vote on any proposition before the house as a member.

(C)       Vote in the event of equality of votes.

(D)      No right to preside a joint sitting of the house of parliament in case the speaker is absent.

Ans:- (C)

According to Article 95 of the Indian constitution, when the office of speaker is vacant, it shall be performed by deputy speaker where he can vote in the event of an equality of votes while other are not the rights of speaker.

 

Q.9   Who among the following was the first Tribal speaker of Lok Sabha? (UP.PCS 2015)

(A)      G.V Mavalankar                             (B)      G.M.C Joshi

(C)       Manohar Joshi                               (D)      P.A Sangma

Ans:- (D)

P.A Sangma was first tribal Union Minister. He assumed the post in 1995. Later he become the first tribal speaker of Lok Sabha in 1996.

 

Q.10   The Lok Sabha Secretariat comes under the direct control of the? (UP. PCS 1997)

(A)      Union Home Ministry.                            (B)      Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.

(C)       Prime Minister.                                         (D)      Speaker of the Lok Sabha.

Ans:- (D)

The Lok Sabha Secretariat works under the direction and control of the Speaker of the house. The Secretariat has supreme authority over its employees, premises, and assets of the parliament and exercises this authority through Secretary (as provided by Article 98 and rules 124 and 124-A).

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