Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission,[2] known commonly as HPPSC, is a government agency and topmost constitutional body of Government of Himachal Pradesh constituted on 8 April 1971. It is responsible for conducting Civil Services examinations and Competitive Examinations[3] to select the eligible candidates for various civil services and departmental posts.[4][5]

History

The foundation of HPPSC came into existence on 1 November 1966 when the state governor requested President of India to establish a civil service body for the Himachal Pradesh state. It was originally established under the provisions of Act, 318 of Constitution of India which authorized the state government to form state public service commission.[5]

Functions and responsibilities

As amended in Article 320 of the Constitution of India, the State Public Service Commission is granted to perform the following functions:[6]

  • To conduct examinations for appointments to the services in its respective state.
  • If Union Public Service Commission requested by two or more state commissions in assisting framing, or operating schemes of joint recruitment for any service for which candidates possessing special qualifications are required.
  • To make appointments to state civil services.
  • To promote and transfer from one service to another and to check the suitability of candidates for such decisions.[7][8]

Commission profile

HPPSC consists of various members and a chairman that are appointed or removed by the state governor. Their term of service is set to fixed period which starts from the date of appointment.[5]

Name Designation
DVS Rana Chairman
Dr. Man Singh Member
Meera Walia Member
Dr. Rachna Gupta Member

References

  1. ^ Team, Amar Ujala Digital (2017-05-09). "मेजर जनरल राणा होंगे लोक सेवा आयोग के चेयरमैन, अधिसूचना जारी". Amar Ujala (in Hindi). Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  2. ^ "State Public Service Commissions". UPSC. 2017-06-29. Retrieved 2020-02-13.
  3. ^ Kumar, Manish (2020-01-22). "HPPSC Combined Competitive Exam 2019 Recruitment Notification Released for 26 Vacancies @hppsc.hp.gov.in/". Jagranjosh.com. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  4. ^ "Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC)". News18. 2012-07-16. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  5. ^ a b c "-PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION". Home Page - Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission, Government of Himachal. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  6. ^ "Article 320(1) in The Constitution Of India 1949". Indian Kanoon. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  7. ^ "Article 320 in The Constitution Of India 1949". Indian Kanoon. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  8. ^ "-PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION". Home Page - Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission, Government of Himachal. Retrieved 2020-02-14.