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Office-of-Profit

  May 21, 2022

Office-of-Profit

Q. Why is this in news?

A. The Election Commission (EC) has sent a notice to Jharkhand CM over an office-of-profit charge against him for allotment of a mining lease in his name last year.

Q. What is ‘Office of Profit’?

A.

Q. What governs the term?

A.

An undefined term

Q. What are the factors constituting an ‘office of profit’?

A. 

Q. What is the ‘test of appointment’?

A. Several factors are considered in this determination including factors such as:

  1. whether the government is the appointing authority,
  2. whether the government has the power to terminate the appointment,
  3. whether the government determines the remuneration,
  4. what is the source of remuneration, and
  5. the power that comes with the position.