How is independence of SPSC guaranteed?
Q. Which of the following is/are true?
1) The Chairman of SPSC on ceasing to hold office can become chairman of UPSC but not member of UPSC.
2) A member of SPSC on ceasing to hold office can become Chairman of other SPSC.- Published on 14 Mar 17
a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
ANSWER: Only 2
Independence of SPSC -
Following provisions of the Constitution safeguard the independence of the SPSC -
(a) Only President can remove the Chairman or a member of the SPSC and only in the manner and on the grounds mentioned in the Constitution.
(b) Thus, there is security of tenure.
(c) The conditions of service of the Chairman or a member cannot be varied to his disadvantage after his appointment.
(d) The entire expenditure including salaries, allowances etc., of the Chairman and members of the SPSC are charged on the Consolidated Fund of India.
(e) Hence, they are not voted in Parliament.
(f) The Chairman of SPSC on ceasing to hold office is not eligible for further employment in the Government of India or a state. But, he or she can be Chairman or member of UPSC or chairman of other SPSC.
(g) A member of SPSC on ceasing to hold office is eligible for appointment as the Chairman or member of UPSC or Chairman of the same or other SPSC, but not in any other employment in the Government of India or a state.
(h) The Chairman or a member of SPSC after having completed his first term is not eligible for reappointment to that office. Thus, there is no second term for the same office.