STATE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

  • The Article 315 mentions that there shall be a Public Service Commission for the Union and Public Service Commission for each State.

COMPOSITION:

  • The SPSC consists of a Chairman and some other members.

APPOINTMENT:

  • The Chairman and other members of SPSC are appointed by the Governor.

STRENGTH:

  • The strength of SPSC is decided by the Governor from time to time.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The qualifications for SPSC are not prescribed by the Constitution. But, nearly half of the members in SPSC should have held office for atleast 10 years either under the Government of India or Government of a State.

TERM:

  • The Chairman or other members hold office for a term of 6 years or until they attain the age of 62 years, whichever is earlier.

RESIGNATION:

  • The Chairman or members submit the resignation to the Governor.

REPORTS OF SPSC:

  • The SPSC submits the annual report to the Governor and the Governor places it before the State Legislature for discussion.

RECOMMENDATIONS OF SPSC:

  • The recommendations of SPSC are not binding but advisory in nature.

REMOVAL:

  • The President can remove the Chairman or other members of SPSC, if:
    1. The Chairman or member is adjusted as an insolvent, or
    1. Engages during the term of office in any paid employment outside the duties of office, or
    1. In the opinion of the President is not fit to continue in office by reason of infirmity of mind or body, or
    1. Guilty of misbehaviour. In this case, the President has to refer the matter to the Supreme Court for an enquiry. The president can remove the Chairman or member on the advice that is tendered by the Supreme Court. This advice is binding on the President. During the course of enquiry, the Governor can suspend the Chairman or the member pending the final order of the President on receipt of the report of the Supreme Court.

THE CHAIRMAN OF SPSC AFTER RETIREMENT:

  • The Chairman of UPSC after retirement cannot be reappointed as the Chairman of the same SPSC.
  • The Chairman of SPSC after retirement can be appointed as:
    1. The Chairman of UPSC
    1. A member of UPSC
    1. The Chairman of other SPSC
    1. The Chairman of Joint Public Service Commission (JPSC)

The MEMBER OF SPSC AFTER RETIREMENT:

  • A member of SPSC after retirement cannot be reappointed as a member in the same SPSC.
  • A member of SPSC can be appointed as:
    1. The Chairman of SPSC
    1. The Chairman of other SPSC
    1. The Chairman of JPSC
    1. The Chairman of UPSC
    1. A member of other SPSC
    1. A member of JPSC
    1. A member of UPSC

FUNCTIONS OF SPSC:

  • The SPSC conducts the examination for appointments to the services of the State.
  • The SPSC is consulted on various matters related to:
    1. The methods of recruitment of Civil Services and for civil posts.
    1. The principles to be followed in making appointments to civil services and posts and in making promotions and transfers from one service to the other.

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