Sikkim became an integral part of the Indian Union in May, 1975. The Constitutional Provision under Article 315 to have a Public Service Commission for the State was fulfilled by constituting a State Public Service Commission in the year 1978. The Public Commission has actually started functioning from 1982 with the appointment of the Chairman and deputation of the staff from the State Government.
Thereafter the Commission started to function in different rented buildings. At present the State Public Service Commission is located in the class rooms of the Old West Point School Complex.Consequent upon the decision of the Union Public Service Commission to declare Gangtok as one of the Centres for conducting Union Public Service Commission Examinations, the Sikkim Public Service Commission has been entrusted with the work of conducting Union Public Service Commission examinations.
Duties & Role of the Commission:
The Sikkim Public Service Commission has been established under Article 315 of the Constitution of India. The Commission consists of a Chairman and one Member.The terms and conditions of service of Chairman and Members of the Commission are governed by the Sikkim Public Service Commission (Members) Regulations, 1983.The Commission is serviced by a Secretariat headed by a Secretary supported by officers and staff.
The Sikkim Public Service Commission have been entrusted with the following duties and role under the Constitution:
Recruitment to services & posts under the State through conduct of competitive examinations;
Recruitment to services & posts under the State Government by Selection through Interviews;
Advising on the suitability of officers for appointment on promotion;
Advising Government on all matters relating to methods of Recruitment to various services & posts;
Disciplinary cases relating to all government employees; and
Miscellaneous matters relating to grant of extra ordinary pensions, reimbursement of legal expenses etc.
The major role played by the Commission is to select persons to man the various Services and Posts.