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Who appoints the chairman of the Union Public Service Commission?
1. The Prime Minister
2. The Vice President of India
3. The President of India
4. The Speaker of Lok Sabha

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : The President of India

The correct answer is The President of India.

  • The President of India appoints the chairman of the Union Public Service Commission.
  • UPSC comprises a chairman and ten members.
  • Each member holds office for a tenure of 6 years or 65 years.
  • The member can be removed by the President following the procedure provided in the constitution.

  • Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) is the premier central recruiting body in India.
    • It conducts the recruitment and examinations for All India services.
    • It was established on October 1, 1926, as the Public Service Commission which was reconstituted as Federal Public Service Commission by the Government of India Act, 1935.
    • After the Independence, it was named as Union Public Service Commission.
    • It consults the Government of India for various matters related to appointments, transfer, promotion.
    • It comes under the Part XIV of the Constitution of India.
    • It is a constitutional Bodies.

  • Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) comes under Article 315 to 323:
    • Article-315: Public Service Commissions for the Union and for the States.
    • Article-316: Appointment and term of office of members.
    • Article-317: Removal and suspension of a member of a Public Service Commission.
    • Article-318: Power to make regulations as to conditions of service of members and staff of the Commission.
    • Article-319: Prohibition as to the holding of offices by members of the Commission on ceasing to be such members.
    • Article-320: Functions of Public Service Commissions.
    • Article-321: Power to extend functions of Public Service Commissions.
    • Article-322: Expenses of Public Service Commissions.
    • Article-323: Reports of Public Service Commissions. 
  • Current Chairman of UPSC (as of Oct 2021): Pradeep Kumar Joshi.

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