Manipur Public Service Commission
Manipur Public Service Commission : Under Article
315(4) of the Constitution, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) agreed to
function as the Public Service Commission of the State of Manipur till October
21, 1972. On October 3, 1972 the Governor of Manipur issued the order of
constitution of the Manipur Public Service Commission under Article 318 with one
Chairman and two Members. Shri B.K. Nehru, Governor of Manipur inaugurated the
office of the Manipur Public Service Commission at a glittering function on
October 23, 1972 at the Gandhi Memorial Hall, Imphal. Chief Minister, Shri
Alimuddin presided over the function.
The Pioneering Brains: Shri G.B.K. Hooja MA, IAS was the
inaugural Chairman of the Commission, while Shri Laishram Gopal Singh BA(Hon.),
IPS and Shri Sibo Larho BA were the premiere members. Shri Karam Gourakishore
Singh was the first Secretary of the Manipur Public Service Commission. The
Commission was housed in the Old Secretariat Building Complex for almost nine
years; it was later shifted to the present location in January, 1981. Over the
years, Manipur Public Service Commission have grown in stature with a senior IAS
officer as the Secretary and an adequate number of officers and ancillary staff.
Article 320 of the Constitution of India lays down the
functions of the State Public Service Commission. The functions of the State
Public Service Commission are :
(i) It is the duty of the State Public Service Commission to
conduct examinations for appointment to the services of the state.
(ii) The State Public Service Commission will be consulted by the State
Government on the following issues.
(a) on all matters relating to methods of recruitment to civil services and
(b) on the principles to be followed while making appointments, promotions and
transfers to civil services and posts;
(c) on all disciplinary matters of a person serving the Government of a state in
a civil capacity, including memorials or petitions relating to such matters;
(d) on any claim by a person, who is serving or has served the Government in a
civil capacity that any cost, incurred by him in defending legal proceedings
instituted against him in respect of acts done or purporting to have been done
in the execution of his duty, shall be paid out of the consolidated fund of the
(e) on any claim for the award of a pension in respect of injuries sustained by
a person while serving under the Government in a civil capacity and any question
as to the amount of any such award.
The State Public Service Commission functions as an advisory
body. It is the duty of the State Public Service Commission to advise on any
matter, referred to it by the Government.
MANIPUR PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
NORTH AOC, IMPHAL