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In the Constitution of India, the Residuary powers are entrusted to _________.
1. State
2. Centre
3. Both (a) and (b)
4. None of the above

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Centre

The correct answer is Centre.

  • In the Constitution of India, the Residuary powers are entrusted to the center.
  • A residuary power is one that a governing body retains after delegating those rights to other authorities.
  • Residuary Powers are special powers granted to the Union Government by the Constitution.
  • The Parliament has the authority to enact legislation on any subject not covered by the Concurrent or State Lists.
  • The three lists of residuary control are the union list, state list, and concurrent list. These powers do not fall under the statutory authority of either the state or the federal government.
  • Parliament has exclusive authority to enact legislation on any subject not covered by the Concurrent or State Lists. 
  • Such authority includes the ability to enact any legislation imposing a tax not included on either of those lists.

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