Q. With reference to the Doctrine of Pleasure, consider the following statements;
1.The pleasure doctrine is a concept derived from English common law, under which the crown can dispense with the services of anyone in its employ at any time.
2.In India, the President can dispense the services of anyone working under his Pleasure at any time without any restrictions.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] .Both 1 and 2

[D] .Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:
Statement 1 is correct: The pleasure doctrine is a concept derived from English common law, under which the crown can dispense with the services of anyone in its employ at any time.

Statement 2 is incorrect: In India, Article 310 of the Constitution of India says every person in the defence or civil service of the Union holds office during the pleasure of the President, and every member of the civil service in the States holds office during the pleasure of the Governor.

However, Article 311 imposes restrictions on the removal of a civil servant. It provides for civil servants being given a reasonable opportunity for a hearing on the charges against them.

Source: The Hindu