UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-5

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    Consider the following statements regarding municipal structures other than those specified in the Constitution.
    1. Notified Area Committee can be set up only under an act of State Government.
    2. Urban township form of municipal body has no elected members.
    3. Cantonment Boards function under the control of Ministry of Defence.
    4. Port Trusts are created by an Act of Parliament. It consist of both elected and nominated members.
    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    A)  1, 2 and 3        

    B)  2, 3 and 4

    C)  1 and 4           

    D)  1 and 2

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] Notified Area Committee as the name suggests is set up through a notification of the State Government and does not require a legislation. Industrial townships are established by large enterprises to provide civic amenities to workers living in the colonies in the townships. The townships are headed by an administrator, who is assisted by other staff all of whom are appointed members and not elected, Cantonment Boards are established under a Central Legislation and work under the control of Ministry of Defence, These boards have both nominated and appointed members and perform municipal functions for the civilian population in the cantonment area. Port Trusts are created by an Act of Parliament and consist of nominated and elected members and are established in port areas. Thus, we can see that all statements are correct except 1 and the right answer is [b].

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