Public Service Commission (PSC) was established in Nepal on 15 June 1951 A.D. The Commission is involved in selecting meritorious candidates required by Government of Nepal for various vacant posts of the civil service. The continuity of PSC has never been hindered since its establishment. Present Constitution of Nepal 2007(2063 BS) has designated the Public Service Commission as an independent constitutional body.
As per Article 125 of the Interim Constitution of Nepal, 2007, there shall be a Public Service Commission Nepal. The Commission consists of a Chairman and Members as may be required. The Chairman and members of PSC are appointed for 6 years. The Chairman and members may be removed from their offices on the same grounds and in the same manner as has been set forth for removal of a judge of the Supreme Court.
Functions, Duties and Powers
The functions, duties and powers of Public Service Commission are as follows:
Process of Selection
The Public Service Commission conducts examinations for selection of candidates as per the Public Service Commission (Procedure) Act, 2066 B.S. using one or more methods of selection as follows:
In order to carry out selection process, the Commission publishes vacancy announcement for the concerned candidates in its weekly bulletins published every Wednesday as well as in the "Gorkhapatra", a national daily. The Commission has also adopted an annual calendar of operation of its activities which incorporates all the details of phases of the selection process.
In order to maintain fairness and impartiality in the selection, the commission has adopted a system of "multi-blindness" in which setting and moderation of questions, checking of answer sheets, conduction of interviews as well as result of written examinations and interviews are carried out in a manner that officials involved are kept in anonymity to each other.
The PSC maintains a pool of experts and specialists for the purpose of selection. They are assigned to the specific selection tasks in a confidential manner. The PSC has also initiated the process of screening for certain posts where numbers of candidates are high. The candidates have to get through the preliminary examination in order to appear in the main examination.
Organizational Set Up
At present, the commission has a chairman and six members. The names, designation and telephone numbers are as follows:
1. Mr. Umesh Prasad Mainali
2. Ms. Bindra Hada Bhattarai
3. Dr. Gobinda Prasad Kusum
4. Mr. Sripurush Dhakal
5. Mr. Ashok Kumar Jha
6. Mr. Brahmadev Ray
7. Mr. Krishna Chandra Jha
The Central Secretariat of PSC is located at Kathmandu. It has five Regional Directorates and nine Zonal Offices functioning throughout the country. They are located as follows:
1. Mechi Zonal Office, Ilam
2. Sagarmatha Zonal Office, Diktel, Khotang
3. Janakpur Zonal Office, Jaleshwar,
Mahottari, Tel: 044-520147
4. Narayani Zonal Office, Hetauda,
Makwanpur, Tel: 057-520302
5. Lumbini Zonal Office,
6. Dhaulagiri Zonal Office, Baglung
7. Rapti Zonal Office, Tulsipur, Dang
8. Karnali Zonal Office, Khalanga, Jumla
9. Mahakali Zonal Office, Mahendranagar, Kanchanpur.
There are altogether 371 posts at Central, Regional Directorates & Zonal Offices of PSC.
Public Service Commission
Central Office, Anamnagar,
Tel: 4771488, 4771481, 4771494, 4771528
Fax No.: 977 01 4771490
Post Box: 8979 Kathmandu, Nepal