State Public Service Commissions

Each state has its own Public Service Commission with functions similar to the UPSC (External website that opens in a new window). The State Public Service Commissions were constituted under the provisions of the Constitution of India.

The major functions of the State Public Service Commissions are:

To conduct examinations and recruitment for appointments to the services of the States;

To advise on methods of recruitment to various Civil Services of the States;

Advise on principles to be followed in making appointments to civil services of the States and granting promotions, transfers from one service to another, and the suitability of candidates for such appointments, promotions and transfers;

Advice on all disciplinary matters affecting the government servants.

The functions of the Commission are varied from State to State as per requirement.