Manipur Public Service Commission
The Manipur Public Service Commission is the Constitutional body constituted for recommending candidates for recruitment to various posts of the Government of Manipur (Gazetted posts). It also gives concurrence on the recommendation of Departmental Promotion Committee for appointment to various posts. The Commission also gives concurrence on the framing/ amendment of Recruitment Rules. It also tender advice to the Government Departments on service matters including disciplinary cases.
The Manipur Public Service Commission is constituted in pursuance of Article 315 of the Constitution of India and it has been functioning at Imphal since 1972. The Commission consists of a chairman and two members.
Directory of Chairman
|1.||G.B.K Hooja||Chairman||21.10.1972||Retired on 31.01.1975|
|2.||Sibo Larho||Chairman i/c||01.02.1975||Retired on 13.11.1975|
|3.||D. Krishna Ayyar||Chairman||14.11.1975||Retired on 12.04.1980|
|4.||K. Gourkishore||Chairman||12.06.1980||Retired on 10.11.1980|
|5.||M. Meghachandra Singh||Chairman||10.01.1981||Retired on 28.02.1985|
|6.||H. Bhubon Singh||Chairman||01.03.1985||Retired on 19.01.1987|
|7.||M. Raikhan||Chairman||19.01.1987||Retired on 31.12.1987|
|8.||Y. Radheshyam Singh||Chairman||01.01.1988||Retired on 01.03.1991|
|9.||S.L. Singson||Chairman||01.03.1991||Retired on 28.02.1994|
|10.||I. Bijoy Singh||Chairman i/c||01.03.1994||Resigned on 24.01.1996|
|11.||Dr. R.K. Thekho i/c||Chairman||12.02.1997||Retired on 02.04.1997|
|12.||B.R. Basu||Chairman||03.04.1997||Resigned on 31.01.1999|
|13.||I.S. Khaidem||Chairman||25.06.1999||Retired on 31.08.2000|
|14.||Paokhokai Haokip||Chairman||09.02.2001||Retired on 30.06.2002|
|15.||T. Guite||Chairman||01.03.2003||Retired on 31.12.2003|
|16.||E. Binoykumar Singh||Chairman i/c||01.01.2004||Retired on 29.02.2004|
|17.||Dr. H. Nungshi Devi||Chairman i/c||01.03.2004||Retired on 28.02.2005|
|18.||Dr. Amarjit Lukram||Chairman||18.05.2005||Retired on 30.06.2009|
|19.||Rakesh||Chairman||04.11.2009||Retired on 30.06.2009|
|20.||Henry K. Heni(I/C)||Chairman||16.12.2010||Retired on 31.12.2010|
|21.||Dr. S. Singsit||Chairman||12.04.2011||Retired on 28.02,2013|
|22.||Dhruv Vijai Singh||Chairman||17.04.2013||Retired on 26.01.2015|
|23.||Dilip Sinha||Chairman||03.07.2015||Retired on 07.11.2016|
|24.||Lt.Gen. Himalay Singh||Chairman||17.05.2017||----|
The Maharaja: During the British regime, the Maharja used to appoint the functionaries of the state. The Rules of Management of the State of Manipur, enforced on September 14, 1935, empowered the Maharaja to appoint the members of the Durbar, while a British Officer acted as the President of the Durbar. After independence, for a brief period, the Manipur State Constituent Act 1947 provided for the formation of a Manipur State Appointment Board to be the "final authority" in all matters of appointments and promotions.
The Chief Commissioner: Following merger into the Indian Union on October 15, 1949, Manipur became a centrally administered area, and remained so till October 31, 1956. During this period, the Chief Commissioner appointed the functionaries of Manipur, subject to the control of the Central Government.
Territorial Council: Manipur became a Union Territory under the States’ Re-Organisation Act 1956 and Constitution (Seventh Amendment) Act 1956. Under the Territorial Council Act 1956 Manipur was allowed to constitute the Territorial Council with limited administrative powers over transferred subjects and appointment of officials thereto. The Chief Commissioner, however, continued to function as the Chief appointing authority of the territory. Subsequently the Territorial Council was abolished, and Manipur was placed under the Chief Commissioner from May 11, 1963 onwards with a Territorial Legislative Assembly and a Council of Ministers to assist him. Manipur attained statehood on January 21, 1972 under the North- East Area (Re-organisation) Act 1971.
Manipur Public Service Commission: Under Article 315(4) of the Constitution, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) agreed to function as the Public Service Commission of the State of Manipur till October 21, 1972.
On October 3, 1972 the Governor of Manipur issued the order of constitution of the Manipur Public Service Commission under Article 318 with one Chairman and two Members. Shri B.K. Nehru, Governor of Manipur inaugurated the office of the Manipur Public Service Commission at a glittering function on October 23, 1972 at the Gandhi Memorial Hall, Imphal. Chief Minister, Shri Alimuddin presided over the function.
The Pioneering Brains: Shri G.B.K. Hooja MA, IAS was the inaugural Chairman of the Commission, while Shri Laishram Gopal Singh BA(Hon.), IPS and Shri Sibo Larho BA were the premiere members. Shri Karam Gourakishore Singh was the first Secretary of the Manipur Public Service Commission.
The Commission was housed in the Old Secretariat Building Complex for almost nine years; it was later shifted to the present location in January, 1981. Over the years, Manipur Public Service Commission have grown in stature with a senior IAS officer as the Secretary and an adequate number of officers and ancillary staff.
Functions of the Manipur Public Service Commission
Article 320 of the Constitution of India lays down the functions of the State Public Service Commission. The functions of the State Public Service Commission are :
- It is the duty of the State Public Service Commission to conduct examinations for appointment to the services of the state.
- The State Public Service Commission will be consulted by the State Government on the following issues.
- on all matters relating to methods of recruitment to civil services and civil posts;
- on the principles to be followed while making appointments, promotions and transfers to civil services and posts;
- on all disciplinary matters of a person serving the Government of a state in a civil capacity, including memorials or petitions relating to such matters;
- on any claim by a person, who is serving or has served the Government in a civil capacity that any cost, incurred by him in defending legal proceedings instituted against him in respect of acts done or purporting to have been done in the execution of his duty, shall be paid out of the consolidated fund of the state;
- on any claim for the award of a pension in respect of injuries sustained by a person while serving under the Government in a civil capacity and any question as to the amount of any such award.
The State Public Service Commission functions as an advisory body. It is the duty of the State Public Service Commission to advise on any matter, referred to it by the Government.