Q. With reference to All India Services, consider the following statements:
1. The members of All-India services are both recruited and trained by the Central government.
2. Both salaries and pensions of members of All-India services are borne by the states.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Exp) Option c is the correct answer.

All-India services are those services that are common to both Central and state governments. The members of these services occupy top positions under both the Centre and the states and serve them by turns.

Statement 1 is correct. The members of All-India services are recruited and trained by the Central government but are assigned to different states for work. They belong to different state cadres; the Centre having no cadre of its own in this regard. They serve the Central government on deputation and after completing their fixed tenure they go back to their respective states.

Statement 2 is correct. Salaries and pensions of members of All-India services are met by the states. The all-India services are controlled jointly by the Central and state governments. The ultimate control lies with the Central government while the immediate control is vested in the state governments.

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