Public Service Commission
Established on 15 June 1951 AD in Nepal, Public Service Commission (PSC), locally known as Lok Sewa Aayog, is involved in selecting meritorious candidates required by the Government of Nepal for various vacancies in the civil service sector. It has continued its process without any hindrance since its establishment and it was declared as an independent constitutional body by The Interim Constitution of Nepal 2007.
The article 125 of the Constitution states that there shall be a Public Service Commission Nepal. The commission consists of a Chairman and Members (as required) who are appointed for six years and they may be removed from their offices on the same grounds and in same manner that has been set for removal of a judge of the Supreme Court.
The functions, duties and powers of Public Service Commission are mentioned below:
– To conduct examinations for the selection of suitable candidates to be appointed to various civil service posts.
– Permanent appointment to any position in the civil service which carries the benefit of pension shall not be made except in consultation with the PSC
– The Government of Nepal is required to consult the PSC on the following subjects: matters concerning the laws relating to the conditions of service of the civil service, the general principles to be followed in the course of appointment to, promotion to and departmental action concerning the civil services or positions, matters concerning the sustainability of any candidate for appointment to a civil service position for a period of more than six months, matters concerning the suitability of any candidate for transfer or promotion from one service to another within the civil service or any other government service to the civil service, matters concerning the permanent transfer or promotion of any employee, working in any position of an organization which is not required to consult with the Commission on the matters of appointment, to any position for which consultation with the Commission is required, and matters relating to departmental actions proposed against any civil servant.
– Subject to the Constitution, other functions, duties and working procedures of the PSC shall be as regulated by law.
– Every year it is required to submit annual report on the works it has performed to the Prime Minister who shall present the report before the Parliament.
There is a certain procedure to be followed for the selection of candidates by the Public Service Commission which consists of series of examinations. The methods of selections based on the Public Service Commission (Procedure) Act, 2048 BS include taking open competitive written examination which is followed by open competitive practical examination. Keeping in mind the results of these examinations, the candidates are selected for interview. And any other methods for selection could also be adopted by the Commission.
The Commission publishes vacancy announcement for the concerned candidates in its weekly bulletins published every Wednesday as well as in the ‘Gorkhapatra’, a national daily, in order to carry out the selection process. The official are kept in anonymity to each other while every procedure, from setting the exams to publishing results is conducted in order to maintain fairness and impartiality in the selection. The team of experts and specialists are responsible for the purpose of selection and are assigned to perform their work in a confidential manner. Altogether, there are 347 employees functioning at Central, Regional Directorates and Zonal Offices of the Public Service Commission.
Public Service Commission
Central Office, Anamnagar
Tel: 01-4771488, 01-4771481, 01-4771494, 01- 4771528
PO Box: 8979, Kathmandu, Nepal