Office of Profit

Office of Profit UPSC

Concept: Office of Profit

Topic: Legislation Category: Polity Related News: Hindu, June 21 CNA mentions: 1(June 21)

Office of Profit/Office of Profit UPSC

An office of profit is a term used in a number of national constitutions to refer to executive appointments. A number of countries forbid members of the legislature from accepting an office of profit under the executive as a means to secure the independence of the legislature and preserve the separation of powers. The term is used in Article 102 (1)(A) of the Indian Constitution which bars a member of the Indian Parliament from holding an office that would give its occupant the opportunity to gain a financial advantage or benefit. It refers to a post under central/state government which yields salaries, perks and other benefits. The actual amount of profit gained during the violation has no bearing on its classification. The concept was in the news recently. To know more click the above link titled ‘Related News’.