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#1. Who of the following Chief Justices of Patna High Court were later appointed as Chief Justice of India?
The correct answer is More than one of the above.
Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha was the Chief Justice of Patna High May-2008 to 16-Dec-2008.
• Later, he became the 41st Chief Justice of India and served from 27 April 2014 to 27 September 2014.
• Justice Dipak Misra was the Chief Justice of Patna High Court from 23-Dec 2009 to 23-May-2010.
• Later, he became the 45th Chief Justice of India and served from 28 August 2017 to 2 October 2018. • Hence, option 5 is correct.
#2. Who was the first Muslim Governor of Bihar after Independence of India?
The correct answer is Dr Zakir Husain.
Dr Zakir Husain (06/07/1957 – 11/05/1962) was the 1st Muslim governor of Bihar.
o Overall, he was the 4th governor of Bihar after the Independence of India. Hence, option 2 is correct.
• He served as the 2nd vice president of India from 1962 to 1967.
• He was the 1st Muslim president of India and the first Indian president to die in office.
▪ Overall, the 3rd president of India.
•He was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1963.
• Dr Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai was the 10th governor of Bihar.
• Shri Mohammad Yunus Saleem was the 15th governor of Bihar.
• Shri Mohammad Shafi Qureshi was the 16th governor of Bihar.
#3. Who of the following is the current chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee in Bihar State legislative assembly?
The correct answer is Shri Surendra Prasad Singh.
As per the notification released by the Secretariat, Bihar Legislative Assembly in September 2021, the Chairperson and members of the Public Accounts committees in Bihar State legislative assembly are the following:
• Chairperson: Shri Surendra Prasad Singh.
• Members: Vijay Shankar Dubey, Awadh Bihari Choudhary, Prahalad Yadav, Raghvendra Pratap Singh, Nitish Mishra, Vijay Kumar Khemka, Alok Kumar Mehta, Kumar Shailendra, Arun Prasad, Sarvesh Kumar, Devesh Kumar and Ramchandra Purve.
• Public Accounts Committee: • The Chairperson of the Committee shall be appointed by the Speaker of Legislative Assembly from amongst the members of the Committee.
#4. Committee on Public Undertakings in the Bihar State legislative assembly is constituted for how many years?
The correct answer is 1 year.
Committee on Public Undertakings:
• Committee on Public Undertakings is constituted every year for the examination of the working of the Public Undertakings.
Chairperson is appointed by the Speaker of the assembly.
• The functions of the Committee are:
•To examine the reports, if any, of the Comptroller and Auditor General on the Public Undertakings;
• To examine in the context of the autonomy and efficiency of the Public undertakings,
• To examine the reports and accounts of the Public undertakings specified in Schedule IV and any such other Public Undertakings as may be referred to the Committee by the Speaker for examination. • Members: Nine members.
• They shall be elected by the House every year from amongst its members.
#5. Who appoints the District Election Officers in Panchayat elections of Bihar?
The correct answer is State Election Commission.
Under Section 125 of the Bihar Panchayat Raj Act, 2006, the State Election Commission designates or nominates the District Magistrate as the District Election Officer (Panchayat) for each district. Hence, option 1 is correct.
• The District Election Officer coordinates and supervises all works relating to the conduct of elections within his jurisdiction as per the direction, control and superintendence of the Commission.
• The District Election Officer (DEO) (Panchayat) may appoint one or more Deputy District Election Officers (Panchayat) for his assistance with the approval of the State Election Commission.
#6. How many times the President's Rule has been imposed in Bihar?
The correct answer is 8 times.
The President’s Rule has been imposed 8 times in Bihar mostly due to the loss of the majority of the then government in the legislative assembly.
oi.e: It has been imposed in the years of 1968, 1969, 1972, 1977, 1980, 1995, 1999, 2005.
• Hence, option 3 is correct.
#7. The State Finance Commission is constituted to recommend the resource allocation to Panchayats in Bihar every
The correct answer is 5 years.
State Finance Commissions (SFCs):
• The State Finance Commission (SFC) is created by the 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments to manage State level fiscal relations in India.
• Under Article 243-1 of the Constitution of India, the governor of a state is required to constitute a Finance Commission every five years.
It decides the resource allocation between the state government and the Panchayati Raj Institutions.
• It allocates resources to Panchayati Raj institutions at all three levels in terms of taxes, duties and levies to be collected by the state and the local bodies.
• Article 243Y:- SFC shall also review the financial position of the Municipalities and Panchayats and make
recommendations to the Governor about the principles that should govern the distribution of tax collected by the state.
#8. Who is responsible for the delimitation of Wards and Samiti constituency for the constitution of Gram Panchayat and Panchayat Samiti respectively in Bihar?
The correct answer is District Magistrate
Under rule 3 of Bihar Panchayat Elections Rules, 2006, the District Magistrate is responsible to determine the number of wards into which the Gram Panchayat is to be divided and to determine the number of territorial constituencies into which the Panchayat Samiti is to be divided.
o Hence, option 2 is correct.
• District Magistrate also decides the extent of each such ward or Samiti under the superintendence, direction and control of the State Election Commission.
• Wards of the Gram Panchayat are constituted in such a way that all the wards are covered under the area of the Gram Panchayat concerned.
• Each of the territorial constituencies of the Panchayat Samiti is covered under the specified Gram Panchayat area.
• The delimitation is carried out on the basis of decennial population census figures.
#9. To whom the Speaker of the Bihar State Legislative Assembly will render his resignation, if and when required:
The correct answer is Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.
Article 178 deals with the posts of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.
• Article 179: Vacation and resignation of, and removal from, the offices of Speaker and Deputy Speaker.
o Speaker or Deputy Speaker of an Assembly shall vacate his office: ■ if he ceases to be a member of the Assembly.
■ if he is removed from his office by a resolution of the Assembly passed by a majority of all the then members of the Assembly.
o In the case of resignation, the Speaker will render his resignation to the Deputy Speaker and vice versa.
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