Doctrine of Pleasure

Article 310 of the Indian constitution incorporates the common law doctrine of pleasure. It expressly provides that all persons who are members of the defences services or the civil services of the union of the all-India services hold office during the pleasure of the governor.

The posts, which are expressly excluded from doctrine of pleasure

The tenure of the Supreme Court judges [Article 124], High Court judges [Article 218], Auditor General of India [Article 148(2)], Chief Election Commissioner [Article 324], and the chairman and members of the Public Service Commission [Article 317] are not dependent on the pleasure of the president or the governor, as the case may be. These posts are expressly excluded from the operation of the doctrine of pleasure.

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