UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-5

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    Consider the following points of differences between a Private Member Bill and a Government Bill.
    1. Private Bill has to be drafted by the member himself without any secretarial assistance unlike a Government Bill.
    2. Introduction of a Private Bill requires 1 month notice as compared to the 7 days in case of Government Bill.
    3. Private Bill reflects the stand of the opposition, whereas Government Bill reflects the stand of the ruling party or coalition.
    4. No Private Bill has ever been passed in the Indian Parliament unlike Government Bills.
    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    A)  1and 2            

    B)  1, 2 and 3         

    C)  2 and 3           

    D)  1 and 4

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] Statement 1 is correct, since, being out of the government means that private members are not able to take the Assistance of Government Departments. Statement 2 is also correct, according to parliamentary procedures. Statement 3 is correct, Private Bill reflects the stand of opposition party on public matter, whereas Public Bill reflects the policies of the government. Statement 4 is incorrect as just mentioned above. Some of the Private Members' Bills, which became laws are Hindu Marriage Bill, Marine Insurance Bill etc. Thus, the correct answer is [b].

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