Rajasthan Public Service Commission


Rajasthan Public Service Commission

Rajasthan Public Service Commission has had a glorious past of nearly 50 years. During 1923, the Lee Commission had recommended setting up of a Central Public Service Commission in India, but it did not give much thought to the need of establishing similar commissions in provinces. It was left largely to the discretion of provincial Governments to recruit and exercise control over their Services, as they thought proper.
At the time of formation of Rajasthan, the institution of Public Service Commission existed in only three of the twenty-two covenanting states viz. Jaipur, Jodhpur and Bikaner.

The successor administration after the merger of the princely states promulgated an ordinance on 16th August,1949 establishing the Rajasthan Public Service Commission Ajmer. It was published in Raj. Gazette at 20th August,1949 and it came into effect from this date. It provided for the abolition of the PSCs or other institution performing duties in the nature of those of a PSC in the constituent states. The ordinance also provided inter-alia, for the composition of the Commission, the staff and the functions of the Commission.
Initially the composition of the Commission was one Chairman and 2 Members. Sir S.K.Ghosh (also the then Chief Justice of Rajasthan) was appointed Chairman.
Subsequently Shri DeviShankar Tiwari and Shri N.R.Chandorkar were appointed Members and Shri S.C. Tripathi (I.E.S) formerly a member of the Federal PSC was appointed as Chairman.

In the year 1951 in order to regulate the working of the Commission, the Rajpramukh issued the following Regulations under the provisions of the Constitution of India.
The Rajasthan Public Service Commission (Conditions of Service) Regulation,1951 and
The Rajasthan Public Service Commission (Limitation of Functions) Regulation,1951.
In view of its important and impartial function, Public Service Commissions rightly find a place of pride in the Indian Constitution. Articles 16, 234, 315 to 323 deal with various functions and powers of the Public Service Commissions. The working of Rajasthan Public Service Commission is also regulated by Rajasthan Public Service Commission Rules & Regulation, 1963 , Rules framed by the Rajasthan Public Service Commission for conduct of their Business and the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (Regulations and validation of Procedure ordinance 1975 & Act 1976).


The functions of the Commission are broadly divided into the following four categories :

(i) Advice on the framing of recruitment rules and its amendments with regard to the recruitment and conditions of service of Group 'B' posts/services carrying scale of pay of Rs. 6500-200-10,500/- and above and Group 'A' posts/services.
(ii) Advice on punishment proposed by the disciplinary authority in finalisation of departmental proceedindgs under the Odisha Civil Services (Classification, Control & Appeal) Rules, 1962 read with Rule 7 of the Odisha Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1992.
(iii) Advice on matters relating to promotion of officers and fixation of inter seniority etc., with regard to officers of Group 'B' carrying pay scale of Rs. 6500-200-10,500/- and above and all Group 'A' officers.
(iv) Recruitment of candidates to different posts/services belonging to Group 'B' and above under the State Government.
(a) Through competitive examination and viva voce test as prescribed in the concerned recruitment rules;
(b) Through viva voce test only.

The Commission are not required to be consulted in the following matter :-
3.(1) It shall not be necessary to consult the Commission on any of the matter specified in sub-clause(a), (b) & (c) of clause (3) of Article 320 of the Constitution in respect of -

(a) The posts and services to which appointment is made by an authority other than the State Government;
(b) The Chairman and Members of the Commission;
(c) The Advocate General;
(d) Government Advocates, Assistant Government Advocates, Additional Government Advocates, Standing Counsels and Additional Standing Counsels;
(e) Public Prosecutors, Government Pleaders, Assistant Public Prosecutors and Additional Government Pleaders;
(f) The Personal and the Secretariat staff of the Governor;
(g) The Secreariat staff of the Legislative Assembly;
(h) The post of Private Secretary to the Chief Minister whose tenure is co-terminous with the office of the sitting Chief Minister;
(i) Civil services and civil posts other than those in Group 'B' carrying scale of pay of Rs.6500-200-10,500/- and above and Group 'A'.
(j) Part-time Medical Officers of hospitals in the State;
(k) All posts under the State Administrative Tribunal;
(l) Contract appointments made for a period not exceeding three years; and
(m) Appointment of Deputy Chief Aircraft Maintenance Engineer on regular basis in Group 'A' post under the Commerce & Transport ( Transport) Department and regularisation of services of the Deputy Chief Aircraft Maintenance Engineer appointed on ad hoc basis in Group 'A' post under the said Department since on the 19th June, 1991 and continuing as such on ad hoc basis on the date of commencement (Limitations of Functions) (Amendment) Regulations, 1994.

(2) It shall not be necessary to consult the Commission on any of the matters specified in the said sub-clauses of the said Article of the Constitution as hereinbefore specified in respect of -
(i) Temporary appointments, promotions or transfers from one service to another made for a period not exceeding one year which it is necessary to make urgently;

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Rajasthan Public Service Commission, Ajmer
Address :
Jaipur Road, Ajmer
Telephone Number : +91-145-2627696
Fax Number : +91-145-2425500, 2627643

Courtesy: rpsc.gov.in