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State Public Service Commission

The Government of India Act, 1935 provided for the establishment of a state public service commission at the provincial level. Later, it was given constitutional status by the constitution of India.

Parallel to the Union Public Service Commission in the center, the State Public Service Commission works at the state level. The same set of Articles (315 to 323 in Part

XIV) of the Constitution also deals with the composition, appointment, and removal of members, power and functions, and independence of a State Public Service Commission.

About Public Service Commission (PSC)

Composition

01 Chairman and other members (Number of other members is not fixed. It is determined by the Governor of the state)

Appointment by

Governor

Qualification

The qualification of the chairman and other members is NOT SPECIFIED in the constitution. However, there is a condition that one-half of the members of the commission should be such persons who have held office for at least ten years either under the government of India or under the Government of a state

Term

6 years or until they attain the age of 62 years (Initially, the retirement age was 60 years. It was extended to 62 years by the 41st Constitutional Amendment Act, 1976)

Resign to

Governor

Annual Report is submitted to

Governor, who then tables it before the State Legislature for the discussion.

Removal of Chairman and members

By President (Although they are appointed by the Governor, only President can remove them from their post)

Conditions for removal of the chairman or other members of SPSC by President

  • If he is adjudged as insolvent

  • If he engages in any paid employment outside the duties of his office

  • If he, in the opinion of the president, is unfit to continue in office. 

The president can also remove the chairman or other members on the grounds of misbehavior. In this case, the president has to refer the matter to the Supreme Court.

Reappointment after retirement

Chairman: The Chairman of the State PSC cannot be reappointed for the next term in the same PSC. However, he can be appointed as the chairman or member of UPSC or chairman of other PSC or JPSC


Member: A member cannot be reappointed for the next term in the same PSC. However, he can be appointed as the chairman of that PSC or chairman or member of other PSC/JPSC or UPSC.

Functions of State Public Service Commission


A state public service commission performs all those functions at the state level as UPSC does at the central level. Thus, a state PSC is responsible for the following:

  • It conducts examinations for the appointment of the services in the state. 

  • It is consulted on the following decisions related to personnel management:

    • Methods of recruitment and selection to the state civil service and civil posts.

    • Principles to be followed in these recruitments

    • In making promotions and transfers from one service to another

    • Disciplinary matters

    However, the decisions and recommendations of the State Public Service Commission are advisory in nature and not binding in nature. 


    Articles Related to SPSC at a Glance

    Article Number

    Subject-Matter

    315

    Provision of UPSC for union and SPSC for states

    316

    Appointment and term of service for the chairman and members

    317

    Removal and suspension of the member

    320

    Functions of PSC

    321

    Power to extend functions of PSC

    322

    Expenses of PSC

    323

    Reports of Public Service Commission


    Headquarters and Official Website of State Public Commissions of India

    Name of State PSC

    Headquarter

    Official Website

    Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission

    Vijayawada

    https://psc.ap.gov.in/

    Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission

    Itanagar

    http://www.appsc.gov.in/

    Assam Public Service Commission

    Guwahati

    http://www.apsc.nic.in

    Bihar Public Service Commission

    Patna

    http://www.bpsc.bih.nic.in

    Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission

    Raipur

    http://www.psc.cg.gov.in

    Goa Public Service Commission

    Panaji

    http://gpsc.goa.gov.in/

    Gujarat Public Service Commission

    Gandhinagar

    http://www.gpsc.gujarat.gov.in

    Haryana Public Service Commission

    Panchkula

    http://www.hpsc.gov.in

    Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission

    Shimla

    http://www.hp.gov.in/hppsc

    Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission

    (1957–2019)

    Srinagar

    http://jkpsc.nic.in/

    Jharkhand Public Service Commission

    Ranchi

    http://www.jpsc.gov.in

    Karnataka Public Service Commission

    Bangalore

    http://kpsc.kar.nic.in/

    Kerala Public Service Commission

    Thiruvananthapuram

    http://www.keralapsc.gov.in/

    Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission

    Indore

    http://www.mppsc.com

    Maharashtra Public Service Commission

    Mumbai

    http://www.mpsc.gov.in

    Manipur Public Service Commission

    Imphal

    http://mpscmanipur.gov.in

    Meghalaya Public Service Commission

    Shillong

    http://mpsc.nic.in/mpsc/

    Mizoram Public Service Commission

    Aizawl

    http://mpsc.mizoram.gov.in/

    Nagaland Public Service Commission

    Kohima

    http://www.npsc.co.in

    Odisha Public Service Commission

    Cuttack

    http://www.opsc.gov.in/

    Punjab Public Service Commission

    Patiala

    http://www.ppsc.gov.in

    Rajasthan Public Service Commission

    Ajmer

    http://www.rpsc.rajasthan.gov.in/

    Sikkim Public Service Commission

    Gangtok

    http://www.spscskm.gov.in

    Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission

    Chennai

    http://www.tnpsc.gov.in

    Telangana State Public Service Commission

    Hyderabad

    http://www.tspsc.gov.in/

    Tripura Public Service Commission

    Agartala

    http://www.tpsc.gov.in

    Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission

    Allahabad

    http://www.uppsc.org.in

    Uttarakhand Public Service Commission

    Haridwar

    http://www.ukpsc.gov.in

    West Bengal Public Service Commission

    Kolkata

    https://www.pscwbonline.gov.in/apps/home/

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