Terrorism a Curse for Humanity

Topics: Karnataka, Bangalore, Government of Karnataka Pages: 34 (5433 words) Published: January 9, 2013

No.Adm:/2011-12/PSCOffice of the Public Service Commission,

“Udyoga Soudha”
Bangalore, Dated:22-02-2012


In exercise of the powers conferred under Section 4(1)(b) of the Right of Information Act 2005, the detailed information relating to the Karnataka Public Service Commission is published, as hereunder, for the information of general public.


Background of the Hand Book:-

This hand book is prepared in accordance with Section 4 (1) (b) of the Right to Information Act, 2005 in order to enable the citizens to have easy access to the information as mandated in the Act.

Objective/purpose of the Hand Book:-

The focus of the Hand Book is to familiarize citizens about the various activities of K.P.S.C. and facilitate easy access to all information required to be published under Section 4(1) (b) of the Right to Information Act. This hand book is expected to enhance and strengthen interaction between the Karnataka Public Service Commission and information seeking citizens to fulfill the goals of transparency and accountability enshrined in the Right to Information Act, 2005.

Intended users of the Hand Book:-

Aspirants for posts in different cadres of State Administration, various other State Departments and personnel involved in State Administration.

Organisation of the information in the Hand Book:-

1. This Hand Book provides an overall view of the K.P.S.C, i.e., its Constitution, functions, duties and responsibilities etc.,

2. In this hand book the details of each wing of the K.P.S.C. is provided under

various heads as required under Section 4 (1) (b) of the Right to Information Act, 2005.

Contact person for detailed information:-

Public Relation Officer, Karnataka Public Service Commission.



Objects/purpose of the Public Authority:-

The K.P.S.C. is a body constituted under Article 315 of the Constitution to discharge the duties and functions assigned under Article 320 of the Constitution.

Mission/Vision statement of the Public Authority:-

To carryout selection process for recruitment of eligible and competent candidates to various civil services and posts of the Karnataka State in an efficient and transparent manner within the time schedule in accordance with the Recruitment Rules.

Brief History of the Public Authority:-

As there was no legally constituted body prior to 1921 in the State to advise the Government and other appointing authorities in the matters of recruitment to the State Civil Services, the then Government of Mysore constituted a central agency for recruitment namely ‘Central Recruitment Board’ on 16.5.1921. Later this Public Service Commission came to be constituted under the provisions of the Constitution of India on 18.5.1951.

Functions of the Public Authority:-

1. To conduct examination for appointments to the services of the State under Article 320 (1) of the Constitution.

2. To render advice to the State Government when consulted on all matters relating to methods of recruitment to civil services and civil posts.(as amended)

3. To render advice to the State Government on the principles to be followed in making appointments to civil services and posts and in making promotions and transfers from one service to another and on the suitability of candidates for such appointments, promotions or transfers.

4. To render advice to the State Government on all disciplinary matters affecting a person serving under the State in a civil capacity, including memorials or petitions relating to such matters.

5. To render advice to the State Government on any claim by or in respect of a person who is serving or has served under the Government of the State in a civil capacity, that any costs incurred by him in defending legal proceedings instituted against him in respect of...
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