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Directive Principles of State Policy - General Knowledge Multiple Choice Questions and Answers

Questions
1 The purpose of Directive Principles of State Policy is to :
A lay down positive instructions which would guide State policy at all levels.
B implement Ganhiji's idea for a decentralized state.
C check the use of arbitrary powers by the government.
D promote welfare of the backward section of the society.

Answer: Option [A]

The purpose of Directive Principles of State Policy is to lay down positive instructions which would guide State policy at all levels. The Directive Principles are covered from Article 36 to Article 51 in the Constitution. The provisions contained in this Directive Principles cannot be enforced by any court, but these principles are fundamental in the governance of the country and it shall be the duty of the State to apply these principles in making laws.

2 Which of the following Directive Principles is based on Gandhian ideology?
A Equal pay for equal work for men and women.
B Guarding the children against exploitation and moral degradation.
C Uniform civil code for all citizens.
D Promotion of Cottage industries.

Answer: Option [D]

The correct answer is Option D. The Constitution of India does not provide any classification of Directive Principles of State Policy, they can be classified on the basis of nature and content. Gandhian Principles represent the programmes and schemes launched by Gandhiji during National Movements. Swadeshi Movement and Boycott Movement are some famous Programmes. Promotion of cottage industries in rural areas is given under Article 43 of the Constitution.

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3 Which part of the Indian Constitution deals with the Directive Principles of State Policy ?
A Part III
B Part IV
C Part V
D Part VI

Answer: Option [B]

Part IV deals with the Directive Principles of State Policy. Duty of the State to raise the level of nutrition and the standard of living and to improve public health - Part IV.

4 The enforcement of Directive Principles depends most on
A the President
B the Court
C resources available to the government
D Chief Justice of India

Answer: Option [C]

The enforcement of Directive Principles depends most on resources available to the government. The Directive Principles are covered from Article 36 to Article 51 of the Indian Constitution. The provisions contained in this Directive Principles cannot be enforced by any court, but these principles are fundamental in the governance of the country and it shall be the duty of the State to apply these principles in making laws.

5 One of the objectives of Directive Principles of State Policy is :
A total prohibition
B prevention of gambling and lotteries.
C making effective provisions for securing the right to work, education and public assistance in case of unemployment, old age, sickness and disablement.
D all of these

Answer: Option [C]

One of the objectives of Directive Principles of State Policy is making effective provisions for securing the right to work, education and public assistance in case of unemployment, old age, sickness and disablement.

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