Public Service Commissions have a very important role which they have to play very efficiently and impartially. The framers of the Constitution of India very nsciously and deliberately bestowed upon the Public Service Commission a constitutionalstatus so as to guarantee an independent status to them insulated from all types of external pressures and thereby ensure that these Commissions are able to discharge their functions in a just, equitable and objective manner.
Functions of a Public Service Commissions are enumerated in the Article 320 of the Constitution of India. The functions of the Tripura Public Service Commission are also regulated by the Tripura Public Service commission (Exemption from Consultation) Regulations, 1972, framed by the Governor, Tripura as per proviso to Clause (3) of the Article 320.
The main functions of the TPSC are as follows :
- To conduct examinations for appointment to various services of the State
- To make direct recruitment to the Subordinate and Ministerial Services.
- Advice Government on principles to be followed in making appointments and promotions and transfers from one service to another service.
- Advice Government on all disciplinary matters affecting a person serving under the Government in a Civil capacity, including memorials or petitions relating to such matters.
- To advice Government on any claim by or in respect of a person who is serving or has served under the Government in a Civil capacity, any cost incurred by him in defending legal proceedings instituted against him in respect of acts done or purporting to be done in the execution of his duty or any claim for award of a pension in respect of injuries sustained by a person while serving under the Government.
- To advise on any matter so referred to the Commission by the Governor.