Know Your Government: A Quiz on Parliament and Legislative Committees Welcome to your Know Your Government: A Quiz on Parliament and Legislative Committees 1. The article of the Indian Constitution that deals with the constitution of the Parliament of India is: Article 73 Article 78 Article 79 Article 80 2. The article of the Indian Constitution that deals with the composition of the Council of States (Rajya Sabha) and the manner of election of its members is: Article 82 Article 81 Article 90 Article 80 3. The representatives of the state in the Rajya Sabha are elected by: The chief minister of the state The elected members of the state legislative assembly The governor The president 4. The number of representatives of the Rajya Sabha from states and union territories is: 238 212 200 220 5. The number of members that are nominated by the president to the Rajya Sabha is: 20 18 12 15 6. Which of the following is not a standing committee? Public Accounts Committee Ethics Committee Railway Convention Committee Business Advisory Committee 7. Consider the following statements. Which of the following is/are not true? Standing Committees are the permanent committees that are constituted on a regular basis. Ad hoc committees are temporary committees that are dissolved when the task is completed. Committee of Privileges is an ad-hoc committee. Joint Committee on Fertilizer pricing is a standing committee. 8. What among the following is not true about the Public Accounts Committee? The committee was first set up in 1919. Its main function is to audit the annual reports of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG). It consists of 15 Lok Sabha members and 7 Rajya Sabha members. The term of the office of the Public Accounts Committee is one year. 9. Which among the following is not true about the Estimates Committee? The first Estimates Committee of the post-independence era was first set up in 1950. Estimates Committee has a right to question the policies approved by the Parliament. It consists of members that are both from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Chairman of the Estimates Committee is always from the Opposition party. 10. Consider the following statements about the Committee on Government Assurances. Which of the following is/are not true? It was constituted in 1953. Its main function is to examine the assurances and undertakings given by the ministers on the floor of the House and report back on the status of these assurances and promises. For the Lok Sabha, it consists of 15 members. For the Rajya Sabha, it consists of 10 members. Please fill in the comment box below. Please Share This Share this content Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Leave a Reply Cancel replyCommentEnter your name or username to comment Enter your email address to comment Enter your website URL (optional) Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.