IAS General Studies Prelims Question No. 74

A joint public service commission can be established for two or more states only if __
1. States Assemblies pass resolution
2. Parliament makes law
3. Governors of states seek approval of President
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
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[A] Only 1 & 2
Article 315 (2): Two or more States may agree that there shall be one Public Service Commission for that group of States, and if a resolution to that effect is passed by the House or, where there are two Houses, by each House of the Legislature of each of those States, Parliament may by law provide for the appointment of a Joint State Public Service Commission (referred to in this Chapter as Joint Commission) to serve the needs of those States.