Q. Which of the following statement is NOT correct regarding 74th amendment act?

[A] The act has added a new Part IX-A to the Constitution of India.

[B] The act has added a new Twelfth Schedule to the Constitution.

[C] The act gave constitutional status to the municipalities.

[D] The twelfth schedule contains twenty-eight functional items of municipalities.

Answer: D
Notes:

Explanation: The Act has added a new Part IX-A to the Constitution of India. This part is entitled as ‘The Municipalities’ and consists of provisions from Articles 243-P to 243-ZG.

  • In addition, the act has also added a new Twelfth Schedule to the Constitution. This schedule contains eighteen functional items of municipalities. It deals with Article 243-W.
  • The act gave constitutional status to the municipalities. It has brought them under the purview of justiciable part of the Constitution.
  • In other words, state governments are under constitutional obligation to adopt the new system of municipalities in accordance with the provisions of the act.

Source: Laxmikanth Polity