Polity Study Material: UPSC

Union Public Service Commission

Constitution: The Union Public Service Commission consists of a Chairman and ~ other members appointed by the President and they hold office for a period of 6 years from the date of their appointment. FunctionS'The following are the main functions of the U. P. S C:

  1. To conduct examinations for appointment to the Services of the Union.

  2. If requested by two or more States, to assist those States in framing and operating the scheme of joint recruitment for services for which candidates possessing special qualifications a re required.

  3. To serve all or any of the needs of a State with the approval of the President if requested by the Governor of a State.

  4. To advise the Union Government on:

    1. all matters relating to methods of recruitment to civil services and for civil posts

    2. the principles to be followed in making appointments to civil services and posts. And in making promotions and transfers from one service to another

    3. suitability of candidates for such appointments, promotions or transfers

    4. all disciplinary matters affecting a person serving under the Government of India, including memorials or petitions relating thereto

    5. any claim for the reimbursement of expenses incurred by a Government servant in defending legal proceedings against him for acts done in the execution of his duties

    6. any claim for the award of pension for injury sustained by a person while serving under the Govt. Of India in a civil capacity

    7. on any matter which the President may refer to the Commission.