IAS General Studies Prelims Question No. 57

A bill contains provisions related to which of the following is a money bill?
1. Increasing a tax
2. Decreasing a tax
3. Increasing salaries of Supreme Court Judges
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
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[D] 1, 2 & 3
Under article 110(1) of the Constitution, a Bill is deemed to be a Money Bill if it contains only provisions dealing with all or any of the following matters, namely: The imposition, abolition, remission, alteration or regulation of any tax; The regulation of the borrowing of money or the giving of any guarantee by the Government of India, or the amendment of the law with respect to any financial obligations undertaken or to be undertaken by the Government of India The custody of the Consolidated Fund or the Contingency Fund of India, the payment of moneys into or the withdrawal of moneys from any such fund; The appropriation of moneys out of the Consolidated Fund of India; The declaring of any expenditure to be expenditure charged on the Consolidated Fund of India or the increasing of the amount of any such expenditure; The receipt of money on account of the Consolidated Fund of India or the public account of India or the custody or issue of such money or the audit of the accounts of the Union or of a State; or Any matter incidental to any of the matters specified in sub-clauses (a) to (f).