The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) are the two designated recruitment agencies administered by the Department of Personnel and Training. While the UPSC is a Constitutional body set up under Article 315 of the Constitution, the Staff Selection Commission has been set up by a Resolution of the Government and has the status of an attached office of the Department of Personnel and Training.
UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (UPSC)
Functions, Constitutions and activities of UPSC are detailed below :
The Union Public Service Commission comprise a Chairman and ten Members.As on December 13, 2009, one vacancy of Member which had arisen in October, 2009 remains to be filled up.
The Commission consists of Chairman and ten Members. The current composition of the Commission is as under :-
|Prof. D.P.Agrawal Tele.No. 23098591/Exten. 4603|
|1. Prof. K. S. Chalam||2. Smt. Shashi Uban Tripathi|
|3. Prof. Purushottam Agarwal||4. Dr. K K Paul|
|5. Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Nirbhay Sharma||6. Shri I M G Khan|
|7. Shri Prashanta Kumar Mishra||8. Shri Vijay Singh|
|9. Smt. Rajni Razdan||10. --|
|Shri Alok Rawat||Tele.No. 23383802|
The functions of the Commission are as specified in Article 320 of the Constitution.The UPSC makes recruitment for All India Service, Group 'A' Central Civil Services/posts, and Group 'B' Gazetted posts in Ministries/Departments of the Central Government. The Commission also conducts the examination for recruitment of Commissioned officers in the Defence forces. Some Union Territories also avail the services of the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment.
ANNUAL REPORT OF UPSC
Article 323 of the Constitution provides for submission of an Annual Report on the working by the Commission and its laying before the Parliament. The latest (59th ) Annual Report of the Commission for the period covering April 01, 2008 to March 31, 2009, with the explanatory memorandum on the cases in which the Government did not accept the recommendation of the Commission,has been laid on the Table of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on December 16 and 17, 2009 respectively.
The set up of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) comprises its Headquarters located in New Delhi and 09 Regional/sub Regional offices located at different parts of the country. The SSC ( Hqrs) comprises one Chairperson, two Members, one Secretary-cum Controller of Examinations and other supporting officers and staff. The Regional offices are headed by Regional Directors and Sub-Regional Offices by Deputy Directors.
The role of the Staff Selection Commission is to make recruitment to Group C' (non-technical) and Group 'B' (non-gazetted) posts in Ministries/Departments of Government of India and its attached and subordinate offices except those for which recruitment is made by the Railway Recruitment Boards and those exempted from its purview.
The Commission has conducted/scheduled 08 All India Open Competitive Examinations in the financial year 2009-2010. Apart from the above, the Staff Selection Commission has conducted two Departmental examinations for Steno Grade 'C' and Upper Division Clerk Grade during the period 2009-10.
SETTING UP OF EXPERT GROUP
An Expert Group has been constituted in the SSC to analyse and review the present scheme of SSC examinations in the backdrop of recommendations of the Second ARC and the Sixth CPC.
REMISSION OF FEES FOR WOMEN CANDIDATES
During the year 2009-10, orders were issued to the effect that women candidates appearing in the examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission and the Staff Selection Commission would be exempt from the examination fees while submitting the application forms.