Joint State Public Service Commission
- The Constitution makes a provision for the establishment of a Joint State Public Service Commission (JSPSC) for two or more states.
- While the UPSC and the SPSC are created directly by the Constitution, a JSPSC can be created by an act of Parliament on the request of the state legislatures concerned.
Salient Features of Joint State Public Service Commission
- A JSPSC is a statutory and not a constitutional body.
- The two states of Punjab and Haryana had a JSPSC for a short period, after the creation of Haryana out of Punjab in 1966.
- The chairman and members of a JSPSC are appointed by the president.
- They hold office for a term of six years or until they attain the age of 62 years, whichever is earlier.
- They can be suspended or removed by the president. They can also resign from their offices at any time by submitting their resignation letters to the president.
- The number of members of a JSPSC and their conditions of service are determined by the president.
- A JSPSC presents its annual performance report to each of the concerned state governors. Each governor places the report before the state legislature.
- The UPSC can also serve the needs of a state on the request of the state governor and with the approval of the president.
- As provided by the Government of India Act of 1919, a Central Public Service Commission was set up in 1926 and entrusted with the task of recruiting civil servants.
- The Government of India Act of 1935 provided for the establishment of not only a Federal Public Service Commission but also a Provincial Public Service Commission and Joint Public Service Commission for two or more provinces.
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