|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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