The constitutional functionaries, which are not dependent on the pleasure of the president include:
1. Supreme Court as well as High Court judges
2. Comptroller & Auditor General of India
3. Chief Election Commissioner
4. UPSC Chairman
5. UPSC Members
Select the correct option from the codes given below:

Answer: [D] 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

The tenure of the Supreme Court judges [Article 124], High Court judges [Article 218], Auditor General of India [Article 148(2)], Chief Election Commissioner [Article 324], and the chairman and members of the Public Service Commission [Article 317] are not dependent on the pleasure of the president or the governor, as the case may be. These posts are expressly excluded from the operation of the doctrine of pleasure.

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