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Duties

In view of the charter of duties as laid down in the Constitution in Article 320, Punjab Public Service Commission does  the following jobs:

     a) All Recruitments relating to the posts of

    1. PCS (EB) & Allied Services, PCS (J), DSP's, DS (Jail), Distt. Probation Officers, BDPO's, Treasury Officers, Forest Officers Examination

    2. All class I and class II posts i.e. Doctors, Engineers, College Lecturers and Principals etc.

    b)  Advice the State Government with regard to all

    1. departmental promotions in class-I and class-II,

    2. departmental service rules made under Article 309 of the Constitution of India and

    3. punitive actions proposed by the government against all Class I and Class II officers of the State who have been either selected through Commission or appointed by the Govt.

    4. promotions of JE's as SDO's & conducting the meetings of the Screening Committee.

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The process of direct recruitment is initiated only after receipt of a requisition from the Govt. Different categories of officers are selected through different modes which are enumerated as follows

(i) Written Examination :

In this case, Commission conducts a competitive written    examination as per syllabii prescribed in the relevant service rules. The categories covered are: PCS (Ex. Branch), PCS (Judicial Branch), DSP/DSJ, BDPO and   Treasury Officer. PCS (Ex. Br.) includes allied services viz ETO, Tehsildar, Food Supply and Consumer Affairs Officers, Registrar Co-operative Societies, Labour and Conciliation Officer, Forest Officer and Employment Officer. Those who clear the written test as per terms and conditions laid down in this respective service rules, are subjected to an oral test i.e. interview.

(ii) Interview based Selections

In some cases, the Commission makes recruitment on the basis of interview alone but In case the number of candidates/applicants vis-ŕ-vis number of posts is much larger Commission conducts a short listing/screening test. When the number of applicants vis-ŕ-vis number of posts, is small. Commission conducts only interview of the eligible candidates.

Besides, the Commission has also fixed a standard of merit in screening test i.e. 40% marks for SC/BC and 45% marks for others. The marks obtained in the screening test are not considered for preparing the final merit. Recruitment of college lecturers, (Doctors), SDO's (B&R, Irrigation, Public Health) Demonstrators, Head Masters/Mistreses, College Principal is carried out in this manner.

Note : (a) While inviting applications from the candidates a detailed advertisement is published in the news paper which indicates the required qualification, experience, age and other conditions as laid down in the rules or required for the job. On the basis of conditions advertised, the applications from candidates are invited and scrutinized by the office.

(b)    Before the commencement of interview, the Commission form a reasonable criteria (for interview) keeping in view the qualification of the candidates and job requirement. In addition to it a subject expert is also assist to associate the Commission in selecting the most competent office.

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 i.   The cases of all departmental officers who are promoted from class-III to class-II or from class-II to class-I, the cases are referred by the Govt. for Commission’s approval.

ii.   In case of promotion of JE's to SDO's in the departments of PWD Irrigation/Public Health.   The Screening Committee meetings are held under the Chairmanship of the Chairman of the Commission.

iii.   In PCS (Executive Branch) Rules, rule No. 8 to 11 lays down that 50% vacancies are to be  filled by nomination, from following different registers:

1. Register A-I in which shall be entered the names of Tehsildars and Naib-Tehsildars  accepted as candidates ;

2. Register A-II in which shall be entered the names of temporary members of Class II and members of Class III Services serving in connection with the affairs of the State of Punjab and holding ministerial appointments accepted as candidates.

3 .Register A-III in which shall be entered the names of persons accepted as candidates from amongst Excise and Taxation Officers, Block Development and Panchayat Officers and District Development and Panchayat Officers serving the connection with the affairs of the State of Punjab ;

4. Register B in which shall be entered the name of persons accepted as candidates as  a result of the main competitive examination,

5. Register C in which shall be entered the names of persons accepted as candidates from amongst officers or officials serving in connection with the affairs of the State of Punjab, who are not covered by any of the categories of officers or officials hereinbefore mentioned in this rule.

The Government recommends to the Commission the names of eligible candidates for selection and Commission draws the criteria for selection and interview of the candidates. The merit is drawn after due consideration to their qualification, experience in Government service and confidential reports.

(iv) As per provisions in the service rules only 20% of the DSP's are appointed by the direct recruitment. Remaining 80% are promoted from the rank of Inspector Police. But before promoting the "G" list is prepared by the Govt. in consultation with the Commission.

PROCEDURE FOR NOMINATION IN REGISTER A-1

  1. Each Deputy Commissioner shall, at such time in a year as the Financial Commissioner, Revenue, may, by general or special order require, recommend to the Commissioner of the Division, the name of the one Tehsildar or Naib-Tehsildar posted in his District whom he considers most suitable for appointment to the Service.

  2. The Commissioner of a Division shall forward the names recommended by the Deputy Commissioners under sub-rule (1) to the Financial Commissioner, Revenue and may recommend to him the names of one or more persons from amongst the Tehsildars or Naib-Tehsildars posted in the District under his charge, considered suitable by him for appointment to the Service.

  3. The Financial Commissioner, Revenue shall consider the names of persons recommended by the Deputy Commissioners and the Commissioners and prepare a list, from amongst such persons, of candidates considered suitable by him for appointment to the Service and may include the names of any other Tehsildars and Naib-Tehsildars considered suitable by him in such list:

    Provided that the list prepared by the Financial Commissioner, Revenue shall not contain names exceeding twice the number of candidates to be brought on Register A-I.

  4. The list prepared under sub-rule (3) shall be submitted by the Financial Commissioner, Revenue to the Chief Minister through the Revenue Minister, each of whom may add any name to the list from amongst Tehsildars and Naib-Tehsildars considered suitable by them for appointment to the Service and the list so prepared shall be treated as the final list :

    [Provided that during the operation of a proclamation issued under clause (1) of Article 356 of the Constitution of India in the State, the list prepared under sub-rule (3) shall be submitted by the Financial Commissioner, Revenue to the Governor who may add any name to the list from amongst Tehsildars and Naib Tehsildars considered suitable by him for appointment to the Service and the list so prepared shall be treated as the final list].

  5. The name of a person shall not be included in the final list unless he

["(a) is a confirmed hand and has completed eight years' service as Tehsildar or ten years' service as Naib Tehsildar or ten years' service as Tehsildar and Naib Tehsildar taken together ;".]

(b)   was under the age of 45 years on the first day of     November immediately preceding the date of submission of names by the nominating authorities ; and

(c) is a graduate of a recognised University.

Each year at such time as the Government may require, the Financial Commissioner. Revenue, shall submit to the Government the nomination rolls in Form I of persons borne on the final list prepared under sub-rule (4).

The nomination rolls submitted under sub-rule (6) along with the service record of the candidates shall be forwarded by the Government to the Commission which shall consider the merits of each candidate and recommend the name of the persons considered suitable for appointment to the Service duly arranged in the order of merit.

The names of persons recommended by the Commission under sub-rule (7), shall be entered in Register A-I in the order in which they are recommended by the Commission.

PROCEDURE FOR NOMINATION IN REGISTER A-II

1. Each of the authorities specified in the first Column of the table below may submit to the Government in Form I attached to these rules the nomination rolls of such number of persons as is specified in each case in the second column of the said table from amongst the temporary members of Class II Services and members of Class III Services, holding ministerial appointments and working in its office or in the offices subordinate to it :-

TABLE

Nominating Authority

1.

  Number of nominations 

     2.  

1. Chief Minister . .  

 2

2. Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha.

 1

3. Chief Justice of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana

  2

4. Ministers and Ministers of State.

              1 (each)

5.Deputy Ministers.                                        

              1 (each)

6.Chief Parliamentary Secretary and  Parliamentary

              1 (each)

7. Chief Secretary.   

   5

8. Financial Commissioners.

              1(each)

[Provided that during the operation of a Proclamation issued under clause (1) of article 356 of the Constitution of India in the State, the Governor may nominate two persons from amongst the temporary members of Class-II Service and members of Class-III services holding ministerial appointments and working in his office or in the offices subordinate to him.

2. No nomination roll in respect of a person shall be submitted under the provisions of sub-rule (1) unless such person –

  1. is a confirmed hand and has completed 10 years' continuous service under the Government ;

  2. was under the age of forty-five years on the first day of November immediately preceding the    date of submission of names by the nominating authorities ; and

  3. is a graduate of recognised University.

3. The nomination rolls submitted under sub-role (1) along with the service record of the candidates shall be forwarded to the Commission which shall consider the merits of each such candidate and recommend such of the candidates as are consider suitable for appointment to the Service.

4. The names of persons recommended by the Commission under sub-rule (3) shall be entered in Register A-II in the order in which they are recommended by the Commission.


PROCEDURE FOR NOMINATION IN REGISTER A-III

(1) Each of the authorities specified in the first column of the Table below may submit to the Government through the Administrative Secretary of the respective Department in Form I attached to the rules the nomination rolls of such number of persons as is specified in each case in the second column of the said Table from amongst Excise and Taxation officers, Block Development and Panchayat Officers and District Development and Panchayat officers:-               

TABLE

  Nominating Authorities

1.  

Number of nominations

2.

Minister Incharge of the   respective Category of post. 1
Administrative Secretary of the respective Department. 1
Head of the respective Department. 1

[Provided that during the operation of a Proclamation issued under clause (1) of article 356 of the Constitution of India in the State, the Governor may nominate one person from amongst the Excise and Taxation officers, Block Development and Panchayat Officers and District Development and Panchayat Officers.]

(2) No nomination roll in respect of a person shall be submitted under the provisions of sub-rule (1) unless such person –

  1. is a confirmed hand and has completed 10 years continuous service under the Government ;

  2. was under the age of 45 years on the first day of November immediately preceding the date of submission of names by the nominating authorities ; and

  3. is a Graduate of recognised University.

(3) The nomination rolls submitted under sub-rule (1) along with the service record of the candidates shall be forwarded by the Government to the Commission, which shall consider the merits of each candidate and recommend such of the candidates as are considered suitable for appointment to the Service.

(4) The names of the persons recommended by the Commission under
sub-rule (3) shall be entered in Register A-III in the order in which they are recommended by the Commission :

Provided that the Commission shall, while recommending names from amongst Excise and Taxation officers on the one hand and District Development and Panchayat Officers and Block Development and Panchayat Officers on the other, maintain inter se ratio of 7 : 4.

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