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Organization

“National Conference of Chairpersons of State PSCs” is august Forum formed with Chairman UPSC and Chairmen of 29 State PSCs to deliberate upon various issues concerning the Public Service Commissions in India.

These Conferences have striven to bring about some uniformity in the functioning of the State PSCs. Through the device of National Conference, a firm relationship has been attempted to be developed over the last 60 years among the State Public Service Commissions on matters concerning methods of recruitment, personnel policies, conduct of examinations etc. Such gathering also provides a suitable platform for discussion on the changing socio-economic milieu and consequential changes to be brought about in the work ethos of the Commissions in consonance with expectations of the people and the constitutional obligations.

Article 315 of the Constitution provides for separate Public Service Commission for the Union and States without any formal linkage between the two. In order to provide a forum for exchange of ideas and information in common areas of interest, Conference of Chairpersons of State Public Service Commissions are being held from time to time in association with UPSC

The first National Conference of the Public Service Commissions was held in 1949. Thereafter the Conferences were held from time to time. In 1999, Chairman UPSC became the ex-officio Chairman of the National Conference of Chairpersons of State Public Service Commissions. After that twelve (17) Conferences have been held. The 16th National Conference was hosted by Haranayana PSC in 2014 and 17th National Conference was hosted by Himachal Pradesh PSC in 2015.

The 18th National Conference of Chairpersons of State PSCs was held at Telangana State Public Service Commission, Hyderabad on 4th- 5th February, 2016. The 19th National Conference was held at Gujarat Public Service Commission on 18th and 19th February, 2017.

The National Conference Meetings have been deliberating upon various issues concerning the working of PSCs and on improving the performance.

The following guidelines have been drafted towards bringing the uniformity in working of PSCs in the India.

  1. Compendium of Best Practice of State Public Service Commissions
  2. Rules of procedures of State PSCs
  3. Compendium of Important judgments pronounced by various Courts having bearing on the Role and Functioning of the State PSCs
  4. Model Code of Conduct for State PSCs