Q. Which of the following provision/s is/are related to union public service commission (UPSC)?
1.The chairman or a member of the UPSC can be removed from office by the president only.
2.The entire expenses including the salaries, allowances and pensions of the chairman and members of the UPSC are charged on the Consolidated Fund of India.
3.The chairman of UPSC is eligible for further employment in the Government of India.
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: B
Notes:

Explanation: The Constitution has made the following provisions to safeguard and ensure the independent and impartial functioning of the UPSC:

  • The chairman or a member of the UPSC can be removed from office by the president only in the manner and on the grounds mentioned in the Constitution. Therefore, they enjoy security of tenure.
  • The conditions of service of the chairman or a member, though determined by the president, cannot be varied to his disadvantage after his appointment.
  • The entire expenses including the salaries, allowances and pensions of the chairman and members of the UPSC are charged on the Consolidated Fund of India. Thus, they are not subject to vote of Parliament.
  • The chairman of UPSC (on ceasing to hold office) is not eligible for further employment in the Government of India or a state.

Source: Laxmikanth Polity