Indian Polity MCQ-17

The Directive Principles are in the nature of

(A) judicial injunctions to the Government to enact certain laws
(B) request to the Government to pay attention to certain subjects
(C) injunctions to the Government to refrain from doing certain things
(D) instructions to the Government to do certain things

Which Constitutional Amendment granted a position of primacy to all the Directive Principles over Fundamental Rights?

(A) 24th
(B) 25th
(C) 36th
(D) 42nd

If the State enacts a law to implement a Directive Principle calling for equitable distribution of the material resources of the community, it

(A) is put in the Ninth Schedule
(B) shall be considered void even if, it violates the rights in Articles 14 and 19
(C) can be struck down by the Supreme Court on grounds of violating the Fundamental Rights
(D) shall not be considered void if it violates Fundamental Rights under Article Hand 19

Panchayat Raj System in India is laid down under

(A) Fundamental Rights
(B) Fundamental Duties
(C) Directive Principles of State Policy
(D) Election Commission Act

The concept of ‘Welfare State’ is included in which part of the Indian Constitution?

(A) Preamble of the Constitution
(B) The Fundamental Rights
(C) The Directive Principles of State Policy
(D) The Fundamental Duties

Which of the following is not included in the Directive Principles of State Policy?

(A) Prohibition of Liquor
(B) Right to Work
(C) Equal Wage for Equal Work
(D) Right to Information

The Directive Principles of State Policy is a cheque which is paid on Bank’s convenience’. Who told it?

(A) BR Ambedkar
(B) KM Munshi
(C) Rajendra Prasad
(D) KT Seth

The purpose of Directive Principles of state policy is to

(A) lay down positive instructions which would guide state policy at ail levels
(B) implement Gandhij idea for a decentralized state
(C) check the use of arbitrary powers by the government
(D) promote welfare of the backward sections of the society

Which one among the following^ statements is not correct?
The word ‘Socialist’ in the preamble of the Constitution of India, read with

(A) Article 39(d), would enable the court to uphold the constitutionality of nationalization laws
(B) Article 14, would enable the court to strike down a statute which failed to achieve the socialist goal to the fullest extent
(C) Article 25, would enable the court to ensure freedom guaranteed under that Article
(D) Article 23, would enable the court to reduce inequality in income and status

Which of the following statements is/are not indicative of the difference between Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles?
1. Directive Principles are aimed at promoting social welfare, while Fundamental Rights are for protecting individuals from State encroachment.
2. Fundamental Rights are limitations on State action, while Directive Principles are positive instructions for the Government to work towards a justice and socio-economic order.
3. Fundamental Rights were included in the original Constitution, but Directive Principles were added by the first amendment.
4. Fundamental Rights are amendable, but Directive Principles cannot be amended.

(A) 1 and 2
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 3 and 4
(D) 1, 2 and 3

Which of the following are a Directive Principles of State Policy?
1. Equal pay for equal work for men and women.
2. Equal right to an adequate means of livelihood.
3. Abolition of un touch ability and humancondition of work.

(A) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(B) 1, 2 and 4
(C) 1, 2 and 3
(D) Only 3

A socialistic ideology is reflected in the Directive Principle, which calls for?

(A) securing equitable distribution of material resources of the country to prevent concentration of wealth
(B) promotion of cottage industries
(C) free and compulsory education for children up to 14 years of age
(D) All of the above

Which of the following were added to the Directive Principles by amendments to the Constitution?
1. To protect and improve the environment and safeguard wildlife.
2. Right of workers to participate in management of industries.
3. Right to work.
To protect and maintain places of historic interest.

(A) 1 and 3
(B) 2 and 4
(C) 1, 3 and 4
(D) 1 and 2

The enforcement of Directive Principles depends mostly on?

(A) The Courts
(B) An effective opposition in Parliament
(C) Resources available to the Government
(D) Public cooperation

Which of the following can be termed ‘Gandhi an’ among the Directive Principles?
1. Prevention of cow slaughter.
2. Promotion of cottage industries.
3. Establishment of village Panchayats.
4. Uniform Civil Code for the country.

(A) 1,2, 3 and 4
(B) 1,2 and 3
(C) 1 and 3
(D) 1 and 2

Among the ‘Socialistic’ Directive Principles may be listed
1. Prevention of concentration of wealth.
2. Right to work.
3. Separation of judiciary from executive.
4. Organizing agriculture along scientific lines.

(A) 1 and 2
(B) 1, 2 and 3
(C) 2 and 4
(D) 1, 2, 3 and 4

As a result of Minerva Mills case, a law will be Protected by Article 31C if

(A) it has been made to implement the Directives in Article 39(b) and (c)
(B) it has been made to implement any Directive Principle
(C) it conflicts with a Fundamental Right
(D) None of the above