Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is India's central recruiting agency. Its key responsibility is to ensure appointments are made to the All India Services. They are also in-charge of smoothly carrying out the examinations for All India Services, and Group A & Group B of Central Civil Services including the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), the Indian Police Service (IPS), the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) amongst others. The government consults UPSC on key affairs of civil servants including their recruitment, transfer, promotion, and disciplinary matters.
The President is the authority the commission needs to report to. It also advises the government through the President but the government does not have to comply with this advice. UPSC is known for being one of the few constitutional bodies which does function with autonomy and freedom.