Fifty years ago Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) came into
existence as an independent body by the promulgation of an ordinance on 16th
August, 1949. Giving advices and making recommendations in the making of
appointments to public offices, to exercise disciplinary control over public
officers is the basic role and function of RPSC.
Formation of RPSC
By the promulgation of an ordinance on 16th August, 1949, Rajasthan Public
Service Commission was established and at the time of its establishment, the
Public Commission institution existed only in three states of Rajasthan
, Jodhpur and Bikaner
. The Commission provided for the
abolition of the existing Public Service Commissions and also provided for
the functions of the Commission, its staff as well as its composition.
Composition of RPSC
In the beginning of the Commission only had one Chairman named Sir S. K.
Ghosh , who was then the Chief Justice of Rajasthan along with 2 other
Later Shri Devi Shankar Tiwari and Shri N. R. Chandorkar became the members
and Shri S.C. Tripathi, who was an ex-member of the Federal Public Service
Commission was ordained as a Chairman.
At present, the RPSC has one chairman and five members. Generally the
Hon'ble Chief Minister of the State of Rajasthan holds a position in the
Commission. The Commission consists of a secretary who belongs to the IAS
Cadre looks after all the financial and the administrative tasks. Three
Deputy Secretaries in the institution assists the secretary. The oath for
the Chairman as well as the members is administered by the Chief Justice of
Rajasthan. The Chairman and the Members of the Commission enjoy the same
status like that of the Judges of the Supreme Court
Present Composition of the Commission Chairman:
K. Berwa, IAS (Retired) Members: V.B. Sharma, (Dr.) S.S.Tak, Prof. (Dr.)
H.A.S. Jafri , ShriH.N.Meena C.R. Chaudhary Secretary: Shri R.N. Arvind, IAS
Assistant Secretaries: K.L. Gharu, R C L Meena Legal Advisor: Shri J Vyas
Regulations of RPSC
The Rajpramukh brought out the two Regulations under the provisions of the
Indian Constitution in 1951 in order to regulate the proper working of the
Public Service Commission of Rajasthan. They are :
- The Rajasthan Public Service Commission (Conditions of Service)
- The Rajasthan Public Service Commission (Limitation of Functions)
The Rajasthan Public Service Commission Rules & Regulation, 1963, the
Rules framed by the Rajasthan Public Service Commission for conduct of their
Business and the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (Regulations and
validation of Procedure ordinance 1975 & Act 1976) also regulates the
working of the Rajasthan Public Service Commission.
Functions of RPSC
The Public Service Commissions functions impartially and effectively. The
Articles 16, 234, 315 to 323 of Indian Constitution deal with the different
powers and functions of the Public Service Commissions.
responsibilities of Rajasthan Public Service Commission are-
Tenure of the Commission
- To recruit the civil servants for the country
- To opine about the disciplinary cases drawn against the Govt.
Servants in which major punishment is proposed.
- To recommend for promotion at the level of Class-I and Class-II
- To opine about the matters affecting the terms and conditions of the
Government Servants when referred to PSC
- To regularize the service of the Govt. Servants according to certain
- To contribute in framing the recruitment policies for various
- To conduct Senior Scale Promotion Exams for BCS cadre officials
- To conduct Department Exams for both cadre and non-cadre officials
The tenure of the members and the Chairman of the commission is 5 years.
The members or the chairman has to retire at the age of 62 years.
Contact Details of RPSC
Rajasthan Public Service Commission
Ghooghara Ghati, Jaipur Road, Ajmer
Phone : +91+145+ 2627078, 2627080, 2627696 and 2627018