BY INTERVIEW ONLY
Where the number of applicants is very large, it is
not practicable to call for Interview all the applicants who fulfill the
minimum eligibility conditions prescribed. The Commission, therefore,
shortlist the candidates to be called for the interview on the basis of
certain pre-determined criteria related to the job. A large number of
recruitment cases is handled by the Commission by the method (1) above.
BY WRITTEN TEST FOLLOWED BY INTERVIEW
In this category, there are two types of procedure
An objective-type written and/or practical test to test
the skill of the candidates followed by Interview, the final selection being
decided by Interview, aided by the performance of the candidates in the
written test and/or practical test.
An objective-type written and/or practical test to screen
candidates to be called for interview, the final selection being decided by
Appointment By Promotion And Transfer On
In accordance with the procedure decided by the
Government, in consultation with the Commission, Chairman or a Member of the
Commission presides over the Departmental Promotion Committee Meetings to
consider promotions from Group B to Group A and from one grade to another
within group A, where promotion is to be made by Selection.
The Recruitment Rules for a number of posts provide for
appointment by Transfer on Deputation (including short term contract) and
Transfer. When the field of consideration consists of Central Government as
well as State Government officers, prior consultation with the Commission is
necessary for selection of an officer. When the file for consideration is
made more broad-based and consists of not only Central/State Government
officers but also officers from Non-Government Institutions, the selection
has to be made in consultation with the Union Public Service Commission.
All India Services
The All India Services Act, 1951 and Rules and
Regulations framed thereunder regulate the recruitment and conditions of
service in respect of the All India Services viz. Indian Administrative
Service, Indian Police Service and Indian Forest Service.
As far as direct recruitment to the Indian Administrative
Service and Indian Police Service Examination are concerned, it is done
through the Civil Services Examination and for the Indian Forest Service
through the Indian Forest Service Examination held by the Commission.
The relevant Rules and Regulations provide that 33% of
the vacancies in the IAS/IPS/IFS should be filled by promotion from amongst
the officers of the State Service in consultation with the Commission. The
Selection Committee presided over by Chairman/Member of the Commission
consists of senior Government representatives of the Central Government and
Mechanization - Project Simper
The Commission have recently undertaken a project called
"SIMPER" (Screening and Mechanized Processing of Examination and Recruitment
Applications). A simplified single sheet common application form for all the
examinations has been devised which will be scanned by using OMR/ICR
technology. The implementation of this project will mainly help in high
speed scanning of data from forms eliminating manual entry. Other benefits
will be accurate and faster generation of Admit Cards, Attendance lists with
photo replica and signature facsimile of each candidate, and Error-free list
of doubtful cases. The main aim of this project is to cope with the
increasing volume of applications through innovations and mechanised
handling so as to reduce the processing time and send communications faster
to minimized errors. The cases of impersonation/malpractices will also be
eliminated and wasteful expenditure will be reduced.
In accordance with the provisions contained in Article
320 of the Constitution read with the provisions of Union Public Service
Commission (Exemption from Consultation) Regulations 1958, Recruitment Rules
of all Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B" posts in various Ministries/Departments of
Government of India are required to be framed in Consultation with the
Commission. Consultation with the Commission is also necessary for
framing/amending Recruitment Rules for certain categories of posts under the
Employees State Insurance Corporation, The Delhi Municipal Corporation, The
New Delhi Municipal Council, Employees Provident Fund Organization etc.
under the relevant Acts made by Parliament in pursuance of the provisions of
All proposals for framing/amending Recruitment Rules are
examined keeping in view the cadre structure of the organization and the
circulars issued by the Govt. from time to time. After approval, the
Commissions’ advice in the matter is communicated to the Ministry/Department
concerned. More than 14000 Recruitment Rules have been framed/amended so
To Duties & Role of the Commission
Under Article 320(3) of the Constitution the Commission
are required to be consulted on the quantum of penalties in disciplinary
cases affecting a person serving under the Government of India in a Civil
EXTENSION OF FUNCTIONS TO LOCAL BODIES ETC
Article 321 also empowers the Parliament to extend the
functions of the Public Service Commission to any local authority or other
body corporate constituted by Law or by any public institutions.
In order to exempt some posts which for reasons of
National Security or some other reasons may not be required to be referred
to the Commission for their advice, the Union Public Service Commission
(Exemption from Consultations) Regulations were issued on September 1, 1958,
under Article 320(3)(a) and (b) of the Constitution. These Regulations are
amended or revised as and when the need arises.
RECRUITMENT & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE ETC
The Provisions as contained in Article 309 & Article 311
of the Constitution are also required to be read in conjunction with the
provisions as contained in Article 320 of the Constitution.
Binding nature of the advice of the Commission
A convention has been established by the Government of
India, that in the following classes of the cases referred to the
Commission, the recommendations made by them shall be accepted, save in
exceptional circumstances. Quasi-judicial cases.
Selection for appointments of candidates. Appointment of
a candidate on a higher initial pay than that of a minimum pay of the posts.
Claims of expenditure incurred by the Government servants in defending legal
proceedings instituted against him in respect of acts done or purporting to
be done in the execution of his duty.
The Commission have a duty, under Article 323 of the
Constitution to present annually to the President a Report as to the work
done by the Commission and on receipt of such report, the president shall
cause a copy there of together with the Memorandum explaining, as respect
the cases, if any, where the advice of the Commission was not accepted, the
reasons for such non-acceptance to be laid before each House of the
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