UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-8

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    Under which of the following circumstances does a Bill lapse, if the Lok Sabha has been dissolved"
    1. Bill passed by Rajya Sabha and pending in Lok Sabha.                                        
    2. Bill passed by both Houses and returned by the President for reconsideration to the Rajya Sabha and pending there.                                                                            
    3. Bills passed by Lok Sabha and pending in Rajya Sabha.                                       
    4. Bill initiated and passed by Rajya Sabha and then returned to Rajya Sabha by the Lok Sabha with some amendments.                                                                          
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below,                                    

    A)  1, 2 and 3                    

    B)  1, 3 and 4            

    C)                     2 and 4           

    D)  3 and 4                                 

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] If a Bill has been taken up or passed by the Lok Sabha then it will lapse on the dissolution of Lok Sabha. In both Statements 1 and 3, the Bill has been either passed or taken up by the Lok Sabha and so it will lapse. Similarly Statement 4, the Bill being passed by the Lok Sabha amendments will also lapse. The case in Statement 2 considered as a sort of special case.      

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