“CSPs must function as a watchdog of the merit system” – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

VIJAYAWADA: Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan has said that State Civil Service Commissions (SPCs) are constitutional and independent authorities, which should function as the “watchdog of the merit system”. At the State Civil Service Commissions meeting held in Visakhapatnam, by Raj Bhavan here on Friday, the Governor said that CSPs play a pivotal role in selecting and appointing meticulous and versatile people to public services.

“They should carry out their functions and duties independently and objectively, without being influenced by any other authority and maintaining high standards in their work,” he observed. One of the most coveted purposes of a civil service commission is to secure time-limited release. job notification and maintain transparency, integrity and credibility throughout the recruitment process, he said.

Speaking on the occasion, Jose Manuel Noronha, Chairman of the Standing Committee of Chairpersons of Civil Service Commissions and Chairman of the Goa Civil Service Commission, said that the 24th National Conference of State CSPs will be held in 2023.

Members of the Standing Committee including Andhra Pradesh PSC Chairman Gautam Sawang, State PSC Chairmen of Arunachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Smt. Vasudha Mishra, Secretary of the Union Civil Service Commission, participated in the first
session of the meeting held in Visakhapatnam.

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