UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2016

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    Consider the following statements
    1. The Chief Secretary in a state is appointed by the Governor of that State.
    2. The Chief Secretary in a state has a fixed tenure.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    A)  Only 1 

    B)         Only 2

    C)  Both 1 and 2    

    D)  Neither1nor 2

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    Exp. [d] The Chief Secretary is the administrative head of state administration in India. He is, in many ways, the counterpart, at the state level, of the Cabinet Secretary. As the chief coordinator of the state secretariat and other administrative departments and as head of the civil service, he is the pivot of the state governance system. The incumbent to the post of Chief Secretary is chosen by the Chief Minister of the State. The issue of an appropriate degree of security of tenure has been a central problem of personnel policies. There is no fixed tenure for the post of Chief Secretary. In this context, the Administrative Reforms Commission, in its report on State Administration in 1969, had recommended that a Chief Secretary should have a minimum tenure of three to four years. This suggestion has, however, not been accepted and has not been considered feasible.

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