(Exam Info) State PSC : Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission


Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission

Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) is an independent and impartial constitutional authority for the recruitment of candidates to the various civil service posts in the state. It was established on 25th January 1971 along with the formation of the state of Himachal Pradesh

The Commission has one chairman and three other members, appointed by the Governor, to look after its various activities and functions under article 315 of the constitution of India. Their services are regulated by the Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (MEMBER) Regulations, 1971.


The commission undertakes the following functions:
  1. Recruitment to civil services post in the state
  2. Provisions of Recruitment and Promotion
    1. Principles to be followed in making appointments,
    2. Promotion and transfer from one service to another and in respect of disciplinary matters affecting Civil Servants.
  3. Direct recruitment of Class-I & Class-II posts of different departments.


The Commission comprises of a Chairman and three other Members, appointed by the Governor of the state. The present composition of the commission is as follows:

Sr. No. Name Designation
1 Lt.Gen. B.S. Thakur, PVSM, AVSM (Retd.) Chairman
2 Sh. P. C. Katoch, I.A.S. (Retd.) Member
3 Sh. Shalindera Nigam, I.A.S. (Retd.) Member
4 Brig. L.S. Thakur (Retd.) Member


Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission,
Nigam Vihar, Shimla,
H.P. - 171002 (INDIA)

Phone : 91-177-2624313,
Fax : 2624104

Website : http://himachal.gov.in/hppsc/