Q. Which of the following is/are outside the functional jurisdiction of UPSC?
1.While making reservations of appointments or posts in favor of any backward class of citizens.
2.While taking into consideration the claims of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in making appointments to services and posts.
3.With regard to the selection for temporary or officiating appointment to a post if the person appointed is not likely to hold the post for more than a year.
Choose the correct answer from below given codes:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: D
Notes:

Explanation: The following matters are kept outside the functional jurisdiction of the UPSC. In other words, the UPSC is not consulted on the following matters:

  • While making reservations of appointments or posts in favor of any backward class of citizens.
  • While taking into consideration the claims of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in making appointments to services and posts.
  • With regard to the selections for chairmanship or membership of commissions or tribunals, posts of the highest diplomatic nature and a bulk of group C and group D services.
  • With regard to the selection for temporary or officiating appointment to a post if the person appointed is not likely to hold the post for more than a year.

Source: Laxmikanth Polity