Public Service Commission
Composition, Conditions of Services, etc., of the Commission and its
Matters in respect of Recruitment
Matters in respect of which it shall not be necessary for the
Commission to be consulted
Savings in respect of certain persons
Service Commission Regulations
TELANGANA STATE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION REGULATIONS
General Administration (Ser.A) Department, Dated: 08-08-2014)
exercise of the powers conferred by the Article 318 and the proviso
to clause (3) of Article 320 of the Constitution of India and proviso
to the Section 83 of A.P. Re-organization Act, 2014, the Governor of
Telangana hereby makes the following Regulations:
1: These Regulations may be
called the Telangana State Public Service Commission Regulations,2014
2: In these Regulations
unless the context otherwise requires
means the Telangana Public Service Commission;
means the Constitution of India;
means the member of the Commission and includes the Chairman
Government means Government of Telangana State.
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE, etc., OF THE COMMISSION AND ITS STAFF
1) The Commission shall consist of the Chairman and such other
Members not exceeding (11) eleven in number, comprising of eminent
persons possessing high degree of calibre, competence, professional
integrity and honesty who would inspire confidence in public mind
about the objectivity and impartiality of the Commission.
(2) The Chairman and other Members of the
Commission shall be appointed by the Governor of the State:
nearly as may be one-half of the Members shall be those who have
served as officers of All India Services, Central Services or State
Civil Services, who on the date of their appointments have held
office for at least 20 years either in the Government of India or
State Government subject to clearance of their names from the
Vigilance angle; and
remaining Members shall be from among the eminent people with a
background in acadfemics / Management / Law / Science &
Technology / Social Science and Humanities and known for their
shall be paid to the Chairman a salary Calculated at the rate of
Rs.80,000/- (Rupees Eighty Thousand only) (Inclusive of Pension, if
any) per mensem and all the other Members a salary calculated at the
rate of Rs.79,000/- (Rupees Seventy Nine Thousand only) (inclusive
of pension, if any) per mensem.
A person who at the date of his appointment to the Commission is
holding a post under the Government of India or the Government of a
State, or the Government Aided Educational Institutions shall, on
appointment as Chairman or other member, receive the salary which he
would have drawn under the relevant rules had he continued to hold
that post or the salary mentioned in clause (i) whichever is higher.
If a person, on ceasing to hold office as:
Chairman of any other State Public Service Commission; or
member other than the Chairman of the Union of this or any other
state Public Service Commission, is appointed as the Chairman of the
Commission, he shall be eligible only for the salary mentioned in
member, who is appointed under clause (I-A) of Art.316 of the
Constitution to perform the duties of the Chairman shall be paid a
charge allowance calculated at the rate of Rs.5,000/- ( Rupees Five
Thousand only) per mensem in addition to his salary.
The Chairman and Members of the Commission, as the case may be,
shall be entitled Dearness Allowance, HRA and CCA as applicable to
All India Service Officers from time to time.
The Chairman and Members of the Commission, as the case may be, who
have not been provided with vehicle of the Commission shall be
entitled to Hiring charges on par with Principal Secretary to
Government of the State.
The Chairman and Members of the Commission, as the case may be, shall
be entitled to a maximum amount of Rs.2000/- (Rupees Two Thousand
only) per mensem towards hospitality charges.
Chairman and the Members of the Commission, as the case may be,
shall be entitled to the benefits of Leave Travel Concession as
admissible to All India Service Officers.
Chairman and the Members of the Commission, as the case may be, who,
prior to the date of their appointment as Chairman or Members were
in the service of State or Central Government shall be and shall be
deemed always to have been entitled to the benefits of leave rules
as applicable to the AIS Officers.
5 : A Member may be granted
leave as follows:
Leave on leave salary equivalent to full pay upto 30 days spent on
duty as a Member calendar year in the advance in two instalments of
15 days on the first January and July of every year, subject to a
maximum of four months at anyone time and subject to maximum leave
salary of Rs.80,000/- (Rupees Eighty Thousand only) (Inclusive of
pension, if, any) per mensum in the case of other Members.
The leave at the credit of the employee afforded under clause (i)
above shall be reduced by 1/10th
of the period of extraordinary leave only availed of during the
previous half-year, subject to maximum of 15 days.
Earned leave shall be credited to his leave account at the rate of
two and half days for each completed month of service which is likely
to render in the calendar half year in which he is appointed. Eg:- if
he is appointed on 13th
March, the number of completed months of his service in that half
year will be 3 and the credit will be 3x51/2 = 71/2 days rounded to 8
days. If he is appointed on 20th
April, the number of completed months will be only 2 and the credit
will be 2x51/2 = 5 days.
The credit for the half-year in which the Chairman or any Members is
due to retire or resigns from the service shall be afforded only at
the rate of 2 ½ days per completed month in that half-year upto the
date of retirement/resignation. If in the case of Chairman or any
Member who resigns from the service, the leave already availed of is
more than the leave at the credit so due to him, necessary adjustment
shall be made in respect of leave salary overdrawn, if any.
on medical certificate on leave salary equivalent to half pay upto a
total period of three months.
Extraordinary leave without allowances, subject to a maximum of three
months at anyone time.
All or any two of the kinds
of leave mentioned in this clause may be granted in combination at
a Member who, on the date of entering on his duries as such, was in
the service of, or held a post under the Government of India or the
Government of State or the Government Aided Educational Institutions
or who enters on his duties as such immediately after his retirement
from the service of or a post under the Government of India or the
Government of State or Government Aided Educational Institutions
shall be entitled to carry forward in the case of an officer
belonging to the All- India Service, the entire earned leave and
half-pay leave at his credit immediately prior to his entering on his
duties as Member, and in any other case, the leave upto a maximum of
six months expressed in terms of leave on average pay, and to take
that leave in such terms and on such conditions as were admissible to
him under the rules in accordance with which it was earned in
combination with any or all the kinds of leave mentioned in his
Member, who prior to his appointment as such was in the service of
State or the Centre or Government Aided Educational Institutions,
shall be eligible for commuted leave as applicable to AIS Officers
Regulation 6: A
Member shall be entitled to the benefits of surrendered leave under
such terms and conditions as are applicable to AIS Officers from time
Regulation 7: A
Member shall be entitled to travelling allowance for journeys made by
him in the performance of his functions at the rates, and subject to
the conditions, as applicable to AIS Officers from time to time.
For the purpose of those rules, the
Chairman shall be the Head of Department in respect of the Members of
the Commission other than the Chairman.
Regulation 8: Every
Member (including the Chairman) shall submit to the Government, a
return of his assets and liabilities as on the 31st
day of December of each year in the Forms as prescribed to the AIS
Officers on or before the 31st
day of March of the year immediately following the year to which the
return relates giving the full particulars regarding;
immovable property inherited by him, or owned or acquired by him or
held by him, on lease or mortgage either in his own name or in the
name of any member of his family or in the name of any other person;
Debentures and cash including bank deposits inherited by him or
similarly owned, acquired or held by him; or by Member(s) of his
movable properties inherited by him or similarly owned, acquired or
held by him, or by Member(s) of his family, and
and other liabilities incurred by him, directly or indirectly;
that every Member (including the Chairman), shall, within three
months from the date of his appointment, submit a return of his
assets and liabilities as on the date of his appointment in the Forms
prescribed to AIS Officers.
Explanation – 1:- For the purpose of this
Regulation, “member of the family” in relation to the Chairman or
wife or husband, as the case may be, of the Chairman or the Member,
whether residing with the Chairman or the Member or not but does not
include a wife or husband, as the case may be, separate from the
Chairman or the Member by a decree or order of a competent Court;
or daughter or step-son or step-daughter of the Chairman or the
member and wholly dependent on him, but does not include a child or
step-child who is no longer in any way dependant on the Chairman or
the Member or of whose custody the Chairman or the Member has been
deprived of by or under any law;
other person related whether by blood or marriage to the Chairman or
the Member or to the Chairman’s or the Member’s wife or husband
and wholly dependent on the Chairman or the Member.
all returns the value of items of movable property worth less than
the amount as specified to the AIS Officers maybe added and shown as
lumpsum. The value of articles of daily use such as clothes,
utensils, crockery and books need not be included in such return.
(1) (a) A member who, on the date of his appointment as a member to
the Commission, was in the service of the Central or a State
Government or Aided Educational Institutions shall be deemed to have
retired from such service with effect from the date of his
appointment as member of the commission.
Member who, at the time of his appointment as such, was in the
service of the Central or State Government or Aided Educational
Institutions shall, at his option which shall be final and
irrevocable to be exercised within a period of six months from the
date of his appointment, be entitled to draw his pension and other
retirement benefits under the rules applicable to the service to
which he belonged, with effect from :-
date of his appointment as member, or
date on which he would have superannuated under the said rules;
that, in any such event, his pay as member shall be reduced by an
amount equivalent to the gross pension (including any portion of the
pension which may have been commuted) and the pension equivalent of
other retirement benefits and he shall be entitled to draw his
pension and other retirement benefits separately.
any such member does not exercise the option mentioned in clause (b)
(i) he shall count his service as member for pension and retirement
benefits under the rules applicable to the service to which he
belonged immediately before such appointment.
that his services as member beyond the date on which he would have
superannuated under the rules applicable to the service to which he
belonged immediately before such appointment shall not count towards
pension and other retirement benefits.
(d) In the case of an appointment as a
member a person who has retired from service under the central of a
State Government or Aided Educational Institutions, a local body, a
University, or any other body wholly or substantially owned or
controlled by the Government and who is in receipt of or has
receivied or has become entitled to receive any retirement benefit by
way of Pension, Gratuity, Contributory Provident fund or otherwise,
the pay specified in Regulation 4 shall be reduced by the gross
amount of pension (including any portion of the pension which any
have been commuted, and the pension equivalent of other forms of
retirement benefits, if any).
2) In the case of any other Member, no
pension or special additional pension shall attach to the office of
Member as such.
3) Every Member may, at his option,
subscribe to the General Provident Fund, in accordance with the
Rules, or Orders Governing that Fund of the State from time to time.
Provided that a Member who on the date of
his appointment was in the service of the Central or a State
Government or Aided Educational Institutions, and who had been
admitted to the benefits of any other Provident Fund may, instead, be
allowed to continue to subscribe to that Fund in accordance with the
rules or regulations applicable to that Fund, until he reaches the
date on which he must.
Compulsory retire from service in
accordance with the rules applicable to him in his service and
thereafter his accumulated balance in that Fund, including the
Government’s contribution, if any, shall, if the member has
exercised his option, in favour of subscribing to the General
Provident Fund, be transferred to the said general provident fund.
(1) There shall be the following
posts for the Commission who shall be appointed by the
with the previous approval of the Government:-
2) Additional Secretary
3) Deputy Secretary
4) Assistant Secretaries
5) Assistant Secretary (Accounts)
6) Section Officers
Provided that a member of All India Service
posted as Secretary to the Commission, shall carry his own scale of
The Cadre Strength of the Commission which includes the above posts
and with supporting staff shall be as sanctioned by Government from
time to time.
(1) There shall be an academic
Cell consisting of 2 Advisors not below the rank of
Professor (belonging to Science and
Humanities Faculty) to be appointed by the Commission on a tenure
basis not more than 3 years to advise on the matters as prescribed by
(a) There shall be a fixed remuneration of
Rs.50,000/- (Rupees Fifty Thousand only) per month in respect of
retired Professors and the present pay being drawn for the in service
Professors who shall be taken on deputation.
(1) There shall be Paid to the
holders of the posts referred under Regulation 10 above a
Monthly salary calculated in the scale of
pay as may be sanctioned by the Government from time to time.
Initial Salary of a person appointed to any of the posts mentioned in
clause (1) above shall be fixed in accordance with the relevant rules
applicable to the State Government employees from time to time and
the previous sanction of the Governor shall be necessary for fixing
the initial salary of any such person otherwise than in accordance
with those rules.
Subject to provision of
Regulations 12 and 24, The Secretary, The Additional Secretary,
The Deputy Secretary, The Assistant
Secretary, Assistant Secretaries (Accounts) and Section Officers
shall, in the matter of their pay, allowances, including travelling
allowances, Loans, Leave Salary, Pension and other conditions of
Services be governed by the relevant Rules of the Subject applicable
to the State Government Employees from time to time.
For the purpose of the above rules the
Chairman shall be the Head of the Department.
(1) The State Civil Services
(Classification, Control, and Appeal) Rules applicable to the
State Govt. Employees shall apply to the
Additional Secretary, Deputy Secretaries, Assistant Secretaries,
Assistant Secretary (Accounts) and Section Officers who shall for the
purpose be deemed to be officers classified in one of the State
authority which may impose any of the penalties on the Staff of the
Commission and the appellate authority therefore, shall be as
specified in the table below.
Class of Officers /
Authority which may
impose minor Penalty
Authority which may
impose major penalty
A.S.O., Jr. Assts, O.S and other
contained in Regulations 13 and 14, an officer borne on the
Cadre I.A.S / I.P.S., if any when appointed
to the post of Secretary to Commission shall be governed by the Rules
applicable to the Officers of the I.A.S / I.P.S Cadre in respect of
the matters mentioned in those Regulations.
(1) The Commission may, and it
is hereby authorized to employ in addition to the
Officers Mentioned in Regulation 10, the
permanent non-gazetted staff sanctioned by the Governor from time to
(2) The Commission may, and it is hereby
empowered to employ in addition to the staff referred to inclause (1)
subject to the provisions given below, such temporary staff as it may
be deemed necessary to cope with occasional or periodical pressure of
(3) The temporary staff employed under this
Regulation shall be of the description of the permanent staff
sanctioned by the Governor from time to time.
(4) The Secretary shall be
(i) The Head of Office:
(ii) Assisted by all the Officers
including the Additional Secretary, and
(iii) The authority competent.
(a) To allocate work among officers and the
(b) To make appointments, Promotions, and
transfers in respect of the posts of Section Officers Assistant
Section Officers, Junior Assistant, S.C Stenos, Senior Stenos, Junior
Stenos and Typists within the meaning of the relevant Rules
applicable to the employees of State of Telangana.
(c) To exercise General supervision and
control over the staff and see that they do the work allotted to them
efficiently and expeditiously; and
to arrange to conduct various examinations held by the Commission
duly maintain secrecy according to the procedure and programmes
prescribed for the purpose.
One of the Assistant Secretaries and in special circumstance such
Deputy Secretary as may be nominated by the Commission in this behalf
shall be the appointing authority in respect of the posts specified
other than Regulation 16 (4)(ii)(b) above within the meaning of the
relevant Rules applicable to the employees of State of Telangana.
(5) The conditions of service of the
members of the staff of the Commission shall be governed by the
special rules governing various categories of the posts in the
Commission, and save as expressly provided in that rules, be the same
as those prescribed by the State Government in respect of Government
servants holding corresponding appointments elsewhere than in the
office of the Commission.
(6) The Contributory provident
Fund-Pension-Insurance Rules applicable to State Government Employees
shall where applicable, apply to the member of the staff of the
Regulation 17: (1)
The Commission may, and it is
hereby authorized to incur such expenses as may
for the employment of the staff which it is authorized to employ
under Regulation 16:
for contingencies and honoraria to examiners; and
for other items connected with it including the travelling allowance
of the Members of the Commission, the Secretary, the Additional
Secretary, The Deputy Secretary and the Assistant Secretaries and
other members of its staff.
that the Commission may authorized such of its Officers and may be
necessary to incur or sanction expenditure on contingencies and
honoraria to examiners and such other related expenditure as
specified in sub clause (b) or sub clause (c) above.
(2) The amount to be included in respect of
such expenses in any estimates of expenditure laid before the Houses
of the Legislature shall be fixed by the Governor.
(3) The Commission will have the discretion
to levy fees for conducting all examinations with regard to
recruitment to various categories of posts entrusted to them with
prior permission of Government and utilize the same amount for the
purpose of conducting examinations with the permission of the
18 :- In
respect of any matter for which special provision is not made by
conditions of service of a person serving as a member of the
Commission or of its staff shall be governed by the rules and orders
applicable tom such classes of Government Servants as shall be
specified by the Governor by an Executive Order.
in respect of Recruitment
19 :- (a) The
Commission in the matter of recruitment to the public services and
with the affairs of the state, shall strictly adhere to the
provisions contained in the rules, orders and instructions issued by
the Government from time to time governing such recruitment.
The Commission as and when entrusted by the Government shall take up
recruitment to the posts and services in respect of the Corporations,
PSU’s Local Bodies Etc. owned by the State Government.
in respect of which it shall not be necessary
the Commission to be consulted
Regulation 20 :-
It shall be necessary for the Commission to be consulted-
(a) as respects any of the matters
mentioned in sub-clauses (a), (b) and (c) of clause (3) of Article
320 of the Constitution of India in the case of posts in the
Telangana Policy Subordinate Service.
(b) As respects any of the matters
mentioned in sub-clause (a) to (c) of clause (3) of Article 320 of
the Constitution of India in the case of Officer of the Armed Forces
of the Union holding posts in connection with the affairs of the
(c) As respects any of the matters
mentioned in sub- clause (a) and (b) of clause (3) of Article 320 of
the Constitution of India in the case of the posts in respect of
which the State Government have directed that the appointments may be
made without reference to the Commission by an executive order.
(d) As respects any of the matters
mentioned in sub-clause (a) and (b) of clause (3) of Article 320 of
the Constitution when appointment by transfer and \ by promotion is
made to any category of posts under relevant rules.
(e) The appointment of the spouse of the
deceased Government Servant or the Dependent Children of the deceased
Government Employee for the Ministerial posts such as Clerks Typists
(f) In regard to the making of any
(i) Any Honorary post; or
(ii) Any post, the terms of which are to
be governed by contract.
Provided that in every case of
appointment on contract which may involve a total period of service
on contract in excess of five years either in the same post or in
another post under the State Government the Commission shall be
consulted before the contract is made or renewed.
For the purpose of
Sub-Clause (i) of this clause ‘honorary post’ means a post the
holding of which does not carry with it the right to receive any
emoluments of remuneration for services rendered other than an
allowance for defraying travelling and other expenses incurred in the
performance of duty.
In regard to the making of any appointment by ordinary inter State
Transfer to any service or post in this State of a member of a
Service in any of the other State.
In regard to the re-employment of persons who have retired on a civil
pension or gratuity or who, while in service, were subscribers to a
Contributory Provident Fund, in posts borne on the cadre of the same
service to which they belonged before their retirement or to posts in
other Department requiring the same qualifications and involving
responsibilities of the like importance;
in regard to the employment in any service or posts of a persons who
is a member of an All-India Service.
(1) It shall not be necessary for the commission to be consulted on
any disciplinary matter affecting a person serving under the State
Government in a civil Capacity, except
(a) where the State Government propose to
pass an order for imposition of major penalties as specified in
C.C.A. Rules; or in the matters of appeal or in revision against an
order of a subordinate authority which results in the imposition of
any penalty higher than the one imposed by a subordinate authority;
(b) where the State Government propose to
pass an order, under relevant Articles of the Civil Service
Regulations in the Pension code of the State
(2) Nothing in Clause (1) shall be deemed
to make it necessary for the State Government to consult the
Commission in any case;
(a) relating to the termination of
probation of any person before the expiry of the prescribed or
extended period of probation or to the discharge of a person after
the expiry of such period on the ground that he is unsuitable or full
membership of the service;
(b) relating to the discharge or reversion
of an officer otherwise than as a penalty;
(c) relating to the termination of the
employment of any person in accordance with the terms of his contract
(d) relating to compulsory retirement under
Article 465(2) or under Note I to Article 4465-A of the Civil Service
regulations, of any person who has rendered 25 years of qualifying
service or more;
(e) relating to the imposition of any
penalty laid down in any rule or order for failure to pass any test
or examination within the specified time;
(f) in which the Commission, has, at any
previous stage, given advice in regard to the order to be passed and
no fresh question has thereafter arisen for determination;
(g) in which the Stage Government propose
to pass an order, on an appeal or in revision reducing or annulling
any penalty imposed by a subordinate authority;
(h) in which an enquiry has been held by
the Tribunal for Disciplinary proceedings;
(i) where the State Government pass orders
of compulsory retirement under State Civil Service (Safeguarding of
National Security) Rules, or
(j) in which the State Government purpose
to propose to revise their orders passed under sub class (h)
(k) in which the State Government propose
to pass an order rejecting a memorial or petition relating to any
(l) in which an enquiry has been held by
the Lokayukta or the Upa-Lokayukta.
(m) in which a major penalty imposed on an
employee who is convicted by a court of law or special courts for
special police establishment and anti-curruption Bureau cases.
: It shall not be necessary for the Commission to be consulted in
any case referred to in-sub-clause (d) of clause (3) or Article 320
of the Constitution, if the State Government or any subordinate
authority competent to sanction payment of the cost of the deference
purposes to admit the claim in full.
- Nothing contained in this Regulation shall be deemed to preclude a
reference to the Commission being made in any case in which the State
Government feel a doubt as to the admissibility of a claim in whole
or in part.
: It shall not be necessary for the Commission to be consulted in
respect of any of the matters mentioned in sub-clauses (a) to (e) of
clause (3) of Article 320 of the Constitution of India in any case in
which the A.P. Public Service Commission had been duly consulted
before the 2nd
day of June 2014, although the State Government may actually pass
orders thereon or after the said dates.
:- Nothing in this Regulation shall be deemed to preclude a reference
being made to the Commission in any case covered by this regulation
in which the Stat Government consider for reasons to be recorded by
them, that such a reference should be made.
in respect of certain persons
Regulation 24 : A
person serving in the office of the A.P. Public Service Commission as
June, 2014 and is required to serve in the office of the Telangana
Public Service Commission shall be governed by the rules / orders /
instructions issued by the Government from time to time and
applicable to Employees of the State Government.
Dr. RAJIV SHARMA
Chief Secretary to Government