SSC Indian Polity and Civics Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-4

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    Which of the following statement regarding the Planning Commission is NOT true?
    1. It is body consisting of only specialists.
    2. It has been regarded as a Super Cabinet.
    3. It consists of both generalists and specialists. .
    4. It consists of nominees of the National Development Council. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    A)  1 and 2

    B)  2 and 3

    C)  3 and 4

    D)  1 and 4

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] Planning Commission is an extra-constitutional and a non-statutory body. It is the supreme organ of planning for social and economic development in India. The Prime Minister is the ex-officio chairman of the Planning Commission. The Deputy Chairman is the de-facto executive head (i.e. Full time functional head) of the Commission. The Deputy Chairman of the Commission is responsible for the formulation and submission of the draft of the Five-Year Plans to the Central Cabinet. He is appointed by the Central Cabinet for a fixed tenure and enjoys the rank of a Cabinet Minister. Though he is not a member of the Cabinet, he is invited to attend all its meetings (without a right to vote). Some Central Ministers are appointed as a part-time members of the Commission. Finance Minister and Planning Minister are the ex-officio members of the Commission. The Commission has four to seven full-time expert members. The full-time members enjoy the rank of a Minister of State. The Planning Commission has a member-secretary. He is usually a senior member of IASL It is also known as 'Super Cabinet' an 'Economic Cabinet' a 'Parallel Cabinet' the 'Fifth wheel of the coach' etc.

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