Consider the following statements about the Indian Councils Act 1892:

  1. It established the provision of including the indirectly elected members to the legislative council
  2. The members of the legislative councils were authorised to ask questions with respect to discussion on Budget

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

The council of governor general of India performed the dual functions of executive and legislative. The viceroy of India was empowered to issue ordinances in emergencies. The Indian Council Act 1892 established the provision of including the indirectly elected members to the legislative council. The members of the legislative council were authorised to ask questions with respect to discussion on Budget. But they were not allowed to ask supplementary questions.

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