The Telangana Public Service Commission was constituted under Article 315 (1) of the Constitution of India vide orders issued by Government of Telangana in G.O.Ms.No: 43 GA Department dt: 08/08/2014. The Commission discharges its duties and functions as enunciated under Article 320 of the Constitution of India and in accordance with Telangana Public Service Commission Regulations issued vide G.O.Ms.No: 44 GA Department, dated August 8, 2014.

One of the primary functions of the Commission is to select the best suitable candidates for various Government Posts in Telangana.

Important statutory functions of the Commission:

  1. Direct Recruitment:

    The Commission takes up recruitments to the public services and posts in connections with the affairs of Telangana strictly in accordance with the rules, orders and instructions issued by the Government from time to time governing such recruitments.

    The Commission as entrusted by the Government takes up recruitments to the posts and services in respect of the Corporations, PSUs, Local Bodies etc., owned by the State Government.

    The Commission conducts written examinations / oral tests for selection of suitable candidates for the various categories of posts Telangana as per the scheme and syllabus notified for these posts.

  2. Approval of Statutory Rules relating to State and Subordinate Services:

    The Commission accords concurrence to the special rules / service rules / adhoc rules amendments proposed by the Government.

  3. Concurrence for Compassionate Appointments in Special Cases:

    The Commission accords its concurrence for compassionate appointments in special cases referred by the Government.

  4. Recruitment by Transfer / Promotion:

    The Commission accords concurrence where recruitment to a state Service is made either by transfer from a subordinate service, from which such recruitment is normally made, or by promotion from such of the first gazetted categories as are specified in the Third Schedule of the Public Employment (Organisation of Local Cadres and Regulation of Direct Recruitment) Order, 1975 to the next higher gazette category.

  5. Disciplinary Cases:

    The Commission is tendering its advice to the Government for the proposals received from the Government on Disciplinary cases involving major penalties.

  6. Conduct of Departmental Examinations to State Government Employees:

    The Commission conducts Departmental Tests twice a year i.e., May & November.

  7. Half Yearly Examinations:

    The Commission conducts half yearly examinations for All India service officers, in Languages, Law and Revenue Subjects. The examinations are held in the month of September and March every year.

  8. Temporary Appointments - Concurrence of the Commission.

    Concurrence of the Commission required for temporary appointments for a period beyond 3 months and for continuation of the same in Government Departments is essential.