Sikkim Public Service Commission is in existence for more than a quarter of century. It
had a very humble beginning with very limited functions in the beginning . But as it
gained maturity , more responsibilities were bestowed on it by the State Government.
Presently , the Sikkim Public Service Commission has been given the responsibility of,inter-
alia , conducting examinations and recommending suitable candidates for appointment
through direct recruitment to the posts in Group B and above , all teaching posts in the
Colleges , promotion to and from Group B posts and State Services , advising the
Disciplinary Authorities on disciplinary cases.
The Commission has so far been guided by Notifications , Circulars , Standing Orders
and precedents in carrying out itsfunctions . The time has , however, changed and the
fair-play and transparency have become the hall mark of the functions of the public
authorities. Functions of the Commission and Committees concerned with the selection
processes should not only be fair andtransparent but should appear to have been so.
It was therefore a long felt need and necessity to bring out a Manual which would act
as guideline for proper and efficient functioning of the Commission . This has ultimately
culminated into the present Manual which containsRules of Procedure and Conduct
of Business of the Sikkim Public Service Commission.
The Manual for Sikkim Public Service Commission is a document which seeks to lay
down guidelines for various functions of the Commission as well as Selection Committees.
It specifies and fixes the duties and responsibilities of officers and staff of the Secretariat
of the Commission at different levels. It is hoped that the guidelines contained in this
Manual will make the works in the Commission easier, effective and efficient.
The Officers and staff of the Commission under the able guidance of the Hon'ble
Member, Shri K.N. Sharma, did a commendable job in finalising this Manual. I would
like to make a special mention of tireless and sincere effort made by Shri Dilu Kumar
Pradhan, Additional Secretary in drafting it. It would not have seen light of the day
without their sincere and wholeheartedsupport and cooperation. I congratulate all of
them for this achievement.
Dated Gangtok (Dorji Dahdul)IAS (retd)
the 23rd December 2008 Chairman,
Sikkim Public Service Commission