Constitutional Provisions Related to Civil Services

  • As per Articles 53 and 154, the executive power of the Union and the States vests in the President or Governor directly or through officers subordinate to him. These officers constitute the permanent civil serviceand are governed by Part XIV of the Constitution (Services under the Union and States (Article 308-323)).
  • Government of India (Transaction of Business) Rules:The manner in which the officers are required to help the President or Governor to exercise his/her executive functions is governed by these Rules.
  • Article 311 – Dismissal, removal or reduction in rank of persons employed in civil capacities under the Union or a State.
  • Article 312 – All India Services.