Q. With reference to the term “Adjournment Sine Die” consider the following statements:
1.It means terminating a sitting of the Parliament for an indefinite period.
2.The President alone enjoys this power.
3.Adjournment Sine Die cannot be passed for the Rajya Sabha.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 3 only

[D] 1 and 2 only

Answer: A
Notes:

Statement 1 is correct. Adjournment Sine Die means terminating a sitting of the Parliament for an indefinite period.

Statement 2 and 3 are incorrect. Adjournment Sine Die is done by the presiding officer of the House. Rajya Sabha is not subjected to dissolution but Adjournment Sine Die can be passed for Rajya Sabha also as it only terminates the sitting of the House.

Source: AIR