Arunachal Pradesh Public Service
The Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) is a
Constitutional body constituted with effect from 1st April 1988 under
Article-315 of the Constitution of India vide Notification OM-15/88 dated 29th
March 1988. The Commission advice the Government of Arunachal Pradesh on all
matters relating to state civil services and publish notifications inviting
applications for selection to various posts as per the requisitions of the
appointing authorities, conduct written tests and interview, prepare ranked list
based on the performance of the candidates and advice candidates for appointing
strictly based on their merit and observing the rules of reservation as and when
vacancies are reported. The Commission is presently housed in the state govt.
building located near Vidhan Vihar, Itanagar.
It shall be the duty of the Union and the State PSC to
conduct examination for appointments. If requested by two or more states it
shall be obligatory on the Union PSC to assist them in devising of Joint
recruitment for services requiring special qualifications. The Union or State
Commissions must be consulted:
1) On all matters relating to methods of recruitment to civil posts.
2) On the principles to be followed in making appointment, promotions and
transfers and the suitability of candidates.
3) On disciplinary matters affecting a person in service under the Central or
4) On any claim by such a person for the costs incurred in defending legal
proceedings instituted against him in respect of acts done or purporting to be
done in the execution of his duty.
5) On any claim for compensation in respect of injuries sustained by a person
while serving the Govt.
In all above matters it shall be the duty of the Commission to advice. However,
the President and the governors make regulations specifying the matters in
which, either generally or in any particular circumstances the Commission may
not be consulted (Art. 203). The functions of PSC are only advisory and the
constitution has nor provision to make it obligatory upon the Govt. to act, upon
the advice of the Commission in any case. Clause (4) says the Commission need
not be consulted as regards the reservation of posts for Backward classes,
Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Art.320(4))
Consultation with the Commission on the above matters is obligatory except to
the extent specified in the Arunachal Pradesh PSC (Limitation of Functions)
Regulations. 1988 as amended from time to time.
Additional Functions under Art. 321:- Additional functions may be assigned to
the Union and State PSC by an act of Parliament and State Legislature (Art.321).
Salaries and Allowances:- The expenses of the Union or a State PSC, and the
salaries, allowances of its members are charged on the consolidated Fund of
India or State, as the case may be (Art.322).
Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission
PSC Building, Vidhan Vihar, Itanagar,
Arunachal Pradesh- 791111