|Consider the following statements regarding State Public Service Commissions (SPSC).
|1. The Constitution contains provisions related to the UFSC and the SPSC, but not for Joint Public Service Commissions.
|2. The number of members of a SPSC is to be eleven including the Chairman.
|3. Members of a State Public Service Commission can only be removed in a manner similar to that for High Court Judges.
|4. UPSC and SPSC have no role in the appointment process of Judiciary.
|Which of the statements given above are correct?
A) 1 and 4
B) 2 and 3
C) 2, 3 and 4
D) None of these
Correct Answer: D
Solution :[d] Constitution establishes the UPSC and the SPSC through explicit provisions. It however, also contains provisions for a Joint Public Service Commission, which can be established by an Act of Parliament if two or more states so desire. The number of members of a SPSC are not specified in the Constitution and the matter is left to the Governor. Members of a State Public Service Commission are not removed in a similar manner to High Court Judges, but in a different manner. To remove a member of the Public Service Commission, the President has to send a reference to the Supreme Court, which then conducts an inquiry and if it finds the person guilty of misbehaviour, he can be removed. The President can also remove a member directly, if it is so found that the member has become an insolvent, engaged in paid employment outside his office or is in the opinion of the President unfit to continue in office due to infirmity of body or mind. While the UPSC has no role in the appointment of Judiciary, the SPSC is consulted by the Governor, while appointing persons to the judicial service of the state. Thus, we can say that all statements are incorrect and the right answer is [d].
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