PIOUS OBLIGATION

                             

  1. Which of the following Section deals with the provision of pious obligation
    (A) Section 6(1) of Hindu Succession Act, 1956
    (B) Section 6(2) of Hindu Succession Act, 1956
    (C) Section 6(3) of Hindu Succession Act, 1956
    (D) Section 6(4) of Hindu Succession Act, 1956
  2. Hindu male is under a pious obligation to pay the private debts of his
    (A) Father
    (B) Grand Father and Great-Grand Father
    (C) Only (A) and not (B)
    (D) Only (B) and not (A)
    (E) Both (A) and (B)
  3. Liability of son under the doctrine of pious obligation is
    (A) Personal liability of the son
    (B) Confined to his undivided interest in the joint family property
    (C) Confined to share of the father in the joint family property had been alive and partition take place
    (D) Only (A) and not (B) and (C)
    (E) Only (B) and not (A) and (C)
  4. Under the doctrine of pious obligation of the son the liability extend to
    (A) The entire joint family property
    (B) The extent of the father interest in the property
    (C) The extent of the son interest in the property
    (D) Only (A)
    (E) Both (B) and (C)
  5. By 2005 Amendment of the Hindu Succession Act, 1956, A son is liable to pay which of the following?
    (A) Tainted debt of father
    (B) Untainted debt of father procured by father after the amendment in the Act
    (C) Untainted debt procured by father before the amendment in the Act
    (D) Either (B) or (C)
    (E) Only (A) and not (B) and (C)
  6. Son is liable under the doctrine of pious obligations to pay a debt contracted by the father
    (A) Before partition
    (B) After partition
    (C) Either before or after partition
    (D) Only (A) and not (B)
    (E) Only (B) and not (A)
  7. Liability of the sons to pay the father debt exist
    (A) During the life-time of the father
    (B) After the death of the father
    (C) Irrespective of whether the father is alive or dead
    (D) Only (B) and not (A)
    (E) Only (A) and not (B)
  8. Which of the following is true in respect of the aforesaid propositions.
    I. Son is liable after partition for the debts contracted by his father before partition which are not immoral or illegal
    II. Son is liable after partition for debts contracted by his father after partition which are not immoral or illegal.
    III. Son is liable before partition for the debts contracted by his father before partition which are not immoral or illegal

    (A) I is correct and II, III are incorrect
    (B) I, III are correct and II is incorrect
    (C) II is correct and I, III are incorrect
    (D) III is correct and I, II are incorrect
    (E) I, II and III all are correct
  9. Liability of the son under the doctrine of pious obligation depend upon
    (A) Constitution of the family at time when the debt was corrected
    (B) Constitution of the family at the time when the obligations is being enforced
    (C) Relationship between the father and the son
    (D) Either (A) or (B)
    (E) Only (C)
  10. Which of the following debts of the father are tainted
    (A) Unpaid tolls
    (B) Unpaid fines
    (C) Debts due for loss
    (D) All of the above
    (E) None of the above
  11. Burden of the proof that the debts is tainted on
    (A) Debtor/father
    (B) Creditor
    (C) Son
    (D) Both (A) and (B)
    (E) Only (C)
  12. Under the Mitakshara Law, a Hindu Father has the power
    (A) To alienate his son’ share, after a partition between him and the son, if the alienation is in respect of a debt contracted before partition.
    (B) To alienate his son’ share, after a partition between him and the son, if the alienation is in respect of a debt contracted after partition.
    (C) Not to alienate his son’ share, after a partition between him and his son, even though the alienation is in respect of a debt contracted before partition
    (D) Either (A) or (B)
    (E) Only (C)
  13. The Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005, __ the term pious obligation
    (A) Added
    (B) Explained
    (C) Omitted
    (D) None of the above.
  14. Can a court proceed against the son, grandson or great grandson, for the recovery of debt due due from the father, grandfather or great grandfather solely on the ground of pious obligation?
    (A) Court can proceed
    (B) Court cannot proceed
    (C) It is the discretion of the court
    (D) None of the above
  15. Would a debt contracted before the commencement of The Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005, affect the right of any debtor from proceeding against son, grandson or great grandson?
    (A) shall affect the right of any debtor
    (B) shall not affect the right of any debtor
    (C) depends upon the facts and circumstances
    (D) upon agreement between parties

                               

ANSWER 1. D 2. E 3. B 4. A 5. C 6. A 7. C 8. B 9. E 10. D 11. C 12. C 13. C 14. B 15. B

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