Under the Constitution, the President has power to make numerous constitutional appointments. But in reality he exercises this power on the proposal of the Cabinet. Cabinet decides who is to be appointed and at what place.
The President appoints Governor of States, ambassadors and members of a number of Commissions. The unseen finger behind all these appointments is, however, of the Cabinet. To be specific, the Prime Minister discusses with his other colleagues before the making of such appointments. Actually, cabinet accepts the appointments made by the Prime Minister.
The Constitutional Bodies in India are created by the Constitution which assists the Government to operate properly. Each of these permanent or semi-permanent organizations is accountable for the administration of specific functions. Some additional bodies help them by providing advisory functions.
Constitutional Bodies in India are the permanent or semi-permanent organization within the machinery of government. These bodies are responsible for the administration of specific functions. The functions of these bodies are usually executive type. Furthermore, different types of organization or commissions are used for advisory functions. The bodies are of national importance and help in the effective function of the government. India is a Socialist, Secular, Democratic Republic country. These constitutional or independent bodies have extensive administrative functions. The head of these bodies are either appointed by the President of India or the Prime Minister serves as the chairman.
Appointments to various constitutional posts
A Constitutional body is formed under detailed instructions given in the Constitution. It is compulsory for the government to set up such a body and it cannot dispense off with it easily when it becomes uncomfortable. Such bodies or institutions are written into the Constitution of a nation and cannot be eliminated without amending that part of the Constitution which sometimes also requires
Such bodies or institutions are written into the Constitution of a nation and cannot be eliminated without amending that part of the Constitution which sometimes also requires the consent of the states.
The Constitution of India specifies the setting up of following major constitutional bodies and has given appointment to various constitutional posts. The major constitutional bodies in India are as under:
- Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
- State Public Service Commission/Joint State Public Service Commission
- The Comptroller and Auditor General of India
- Election Commission of India
- Finance Commission of India
- National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC)
- National Commission For Scheduled Tribe