Q. Which of the following is/are exclusive or special powers of Rajya Sabha?
1.It can authorize the Parliament to make a law on a subject enumerated in the State List.
2.It can authorize the Parliament to create new All-India Services common to both the Centre and states.
3.A resolution for the removal of the vice-president can be introduced only in the Rajya Sabha.
Choose the correct answer from below given codes:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: D
Notes:

Explanation: The Rajya Sabha has been given four exclusive or special powers that are not enjoyed by the Lok Sabha:

  • It can authorize the Parliament to make a law on a subject enumerated in the State List (Article 249).
  • It can authorize the Parliament to create new All-India Services common to both the Centre and states (Article 312).
  • It alone can initiate a move for the removal of the vice-president. In other words, a resolution for the removal of the vice-president can be introduced only in the Rajya Sabha and not in the Lok Sabha (Article 67).
  • If a proclamation is issued by the President for imposing national emergency or president’s rule or financial emergency at a time when the Lok Sabha has been dissolved or the dissolution of the Lok Sabha takes place within the period allowed for its approval, then the proclamation can remain effective even if it is approved by the Rajya Sabha alone (Articles 352, 356 and 360).

Source: Laxmikanth Polity