Consider the following authorities:

  1. State Public Service Commission
  2. Joint State Public Service Commission (JSPSC)
  3. Lokpal

Which of the above has/have Constitutional status?

Answer: [A] 1 Only

The institution of Lokpal is a statutory body and not a Constitutional body. It was not given the constitutional status as the Constitutional Amendment Bill, which provided for making the Lokpal a constitutional body, was defeated in the House. JSPSC is a statutory and not constitutional body. It can be created by an act of Parliament on the request of the concerned state legislatures.

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