Consider the following authorities:

  1. The Export Inspection Council (EIC)
  2. The Central Wakf Council 
  3. The Press Council of India

Which of the above is/are statutory body/bodies?

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

Export Council of India is a statutory body and is responsible for enforcement of quality control and compulsory inspection of exportable commodities. The Central Wakf Council is a statutory body. The wakf act was passed by the Parliament in 1995.  The Press Council of India was set up in July 1966. It is a statutory and quasi-judicial body.

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