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Article: 242 Public Service Commission

242.  Public Service Commission.—(1) 1[Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)] in relation to the affairs of the Federation, and the Provincial Assembly of a Province in relation to the affairs of the Province, may, by law, provide for the establishment and constitution of a Public Service Commission.

2[(1A) The Chairman of the Public Service Commission constituted in relation to the affairs of the Federation shall be appointed by the President 3[on the advice of Prime Minister] . ]

4[(IB) The Chairman of the Public Service Commission constituted in relation to affairs of a Province shall be appointed by the Governor on advice of the Chief Minister.]

(2) A Public Service Commission shall perform such functions as may be prescribed by law.

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Footnotes:

1.  See Footnote 2 on page 4.

2.  Item 49 of the schedule to P.O. No. 14 of 1985 inserted clause (1A) to Art. 242, (w.e.f. March 2, 1985).

3. Section 89(i) of the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010 (10 of 2010), substituted the said words in place of the words “in his discretion”, in clause (1A) of Art. 242, (w.e.f. April 19, 2010).

4. Section 89(ii) of the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010 (10 of 2010), inserted new clause (1B), in its present form, after clause (1A) of Art. 242, (w.e.f. April 19, 2010).

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Comparative Table of Article 242 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973:
Constitution of Pakistan 1962 :
180
Constitution of Pakistan 1956 :
184
Constitution of India 1950:
315
Government of India Act 1935:
264

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Leading & Latest Cases on Article 242 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :

PROVINCE OF THE PUNJAB

NAZIR HUSSAIN

STATE OF U.P.

MANBODHAN LAL SRIVASTAVA

PROVINCE OF EAST PAKISTAN
DR. K.A. MANSUR AND OTHERS
ABDUL QADIR
GOVERNMENT OF WEST KPAKISTAN, HOME SECRETARY, LAHORE

NASEERUDDIN
GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN AND OTHERS

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