UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-8

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    Consider the following statements regarding the governance structure of municipal corporation
    1. Mayors in India do not have any executive authority.
    2. The Municipal Commissioner of the Corporation is appointed by the Mayor.
    3. Mayor-in-Council is an ornamental figure and a formal head of cooperation.
    Which of the statements] given above is/are correct?

    A)  Only 1             

    B)  1 and 2

    C)  1 and 3

    D)  None of these

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] Statement 1 is correct. Unlike in most of the Western models, Mayors are only the head of the deliberative wing in India and do not have any executive authority. The executive authority in relation to the functions of the corporation lies with the Municipal Commissioner. Statement 2 however, is incorrect as the appointment, powers etc. of the Municipal Commissioner are decided by the State Government. A Mayor is elected to serve as the titular head, so the Statement 3 is correct.

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