West Bengal Public Service Commission
The provisions of the Government of India Act,1935 regarding Public Service Commission were adopted almost in toto in the Constitution of India. This is the background of the emergence of the Bengal Public Service Commission in April,1937 and its transformation as Public Service Commission, West Bengal under the Constitution of India. The fathers of the Indian Constitution realized that the democratic system could be maintained only if the civil servants were appointed solely on the basis of merit , by open competition and only then they could carry on the administration independently. The values of independence, impartiality and integrity are the basic determinants of the constitutional conception of Public Service Commission.
The Public Service Commission, West Bengal is proud of its glorious existence and is pledged to discharge its constitutional obligations faithfully and efficiently in the days to come.
Functions and Duties
(1) To conduct examinations mainly for appointments to the services and posts of West Bengal Government.
(2) The Commission shall be consulted on:-
(a) All matters relating to methods of recruitment to civil services and posts;
(b) The principles to be followed in recommending appointments to civil services and posts, and promotions on the basis of suitability of candidates for such appointments,promotions, etc;
(c) All disciplinary matters affecting a person serving under the State Government in a civil capacity,including memorials or petitions relating to such matters;
(d) Any claim by or in respect of a person who is serving or has served under the State Government in a civil capacity, that any costs incurred by him in defending legal proceeding instituted against him in respect of acts done or purported to be done in the execution of his duty should be paid out of the Consolidated Fund of the State;
(e) Any claim for the award of a pension in respect of injuries sustained by a person while serving under the State Government,in a civil capacity and any question as to the amount of any such award, and it shall be the duty of the Public Service Commission to advise on any matter so referred to it and any other matter which the Governor, may refer .
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, WEST BENGAL
161-A, S. P. Mukherjee Road,
Kolkata – 700 026
Courtesy: West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC)