Changes in procedure of election of the vice-president

Q.  Match the amendments to its provisions correctly.
A. 11th1. Power of Parliament to form a new state.
B. 15th2. Changed the procedure of election of the Vice-President.
C. 18th3. Increased the retirement age of high court judges.
D. 16th4. Empowered state to impose restriction on rights to freedom of speech etc.

- Published on 23 Feb 17

a. A-3, B-2, C-4, D-1
b. A-3, B-1, C-4, D-2
c. A-2, B-1, C-3, D-4
d. A-2, B-3, C-1, D-4

ANSWER: A-2, B-3, C-1, D-4
  • 11th Amendment Act, 1961 changed the procedure of election of the vice-president by providing for an electoral college instead of a joint meeting of the two Houses of Parliament.

  • It also provided that the election of the president or vice-president cannot be challenged on the ground of any vacancy in the appropriate electoral college.

  • 18th Amendment Act, 1966 made it clear that the power of Parliament to form a new state also includes a power to form a new state or union territory by uniting a part of a state or a union territory to another state or union territory.

  • 16th Amendment Act, 1963 -

    a. Empowered the state to impose further restriction on the rights to freedom of speech and expression, to assemble peaceably and to form associations in the interests of sovereignty and integrity of India.

    b. It also included sovereignty and integrity in the forms of oaths or affirmations to be subscribed by contestants to the legislatures, members of the legislatures, ministers, judges and CAG of India.

    15th Amendment Act, 1963 -

    a. Enabled the high courts to issue writs to any person or authority even outside its territorial jurisdiction if the cause of action arises within its territorial limits.

    b. Increased the retirement age of high court judges from 60 to 62 years.

    c. Provided for appointment of retired judges of the high courts as acting judges of the same court.

    d. Provided for compensatory allowance to judges who are transferred from one high court to another.

    e. Enabled the retired judge of a high court to act as adhoc judge of the Supreme Court.

    f. Provided for the procedure for determining the age of the Supreme Court and high court judges.

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