Introduction:

The Staff Selection Commission is functioning under the Department of Personnel & Training, Government of India. Initially known as Subordinate Services Commission, it was set up on 1 July 1976, primarily to make recruitment on zonal basis for non-technical Group C posts under the Central Government, except the post for which recruitment was made by Railway Service Commission and the industrial establishments.

Functions of the Staff Selection Commission have been further widened and now it carries out recruitment for Group B and Group C posts under the Central Government. The Commission thus recruits the major work force for the Central Government, including the Central Para-military Forces.

Organization

The Commission comprises of a Chairman, 2 Members and a Secretary-cum-Controller of Examinations.
The Headquarters of the Commission is at New Delhi.

Presently the Commission is chaired by Shri Ashim Khurana, IAS,

For the smooth conduct of its activities, the Commission has nine Regional/Sub-Regional Offices headed by Regional Directors / Deputy Directors.

Jurisdiction of various Regional/Sub Regional Offices is as under:

Sl.No.

Region

Date of Establishment

Location

Jurisdiction

1

Karnataka –Kerala Region

01.03.1990

Bangalore

Karnataka, Kerala & Lakshadweep

2

Southern Region

14.11.1977

Chennai

Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu & Puducherry

3

Northern Region

26.09.1979

New Delhi

Delhi & Rajasthan

4

Eastern Region

27.12.1977

Kolkata

West Bengal, Orissa, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands

5

Central Region

31.12.1977

Allahabad

Uttar Pradesh, Uttarkhand & Jarkhand

6

Western Region

10.01.1978

Mumbai

Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu

7

North-Eastern Region

07.02.1981

Guwahati

Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland & Tripura

8

Madhya Pradesh Sub Region

01.01.1980

Raipur

Madhya Pradesh & Chhatisgarh

9

North-Western Sub- Region

16.11.1996

Chandigarh

J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab & Chandigarh

Functions

The main functions are to conduct examinations and interviews, wherever required, for recruitment to the posts within the Commissionís purview. Examinations are held as far as possible at different centres and successful candidates posted, to the extent possible, to their home state/region.

The basic tenets of the Commission - Impartiality, Objectivity and Suitability - are appropriately inscribed in the Commissionís logo. These are sought to be achieved by means of objective and impartial selection of candidates through properly devised examination procedures and refined tools of interviewing techniques.

Interviews conducted by the Commission are structured in such a manner that they are effectively uniform and objective, keeping in view the diverse backgrounds of the candidates.

Examinations held on all India basis, broadly include Open Competitive Examinations for recruitment to the following posts in the various Ministries/ Departments and Attached Offices of the Government of India:

  1. Lower Division Clerks, Stenographers Grade D and Grade C ;
  2. Assistants
  3. Inspectors of Central Excise in different Collectorates of Central Excise, Inspectors of Income Tax in different charges of the Commissioners of Income Tax, Preventive Officers and Examiners in different Custom Houses, Assistant Enforcement Officers in Directorate of Enforcement;
  4. Sub Inspectors in Delhi Police, Central Bureau of Investigation and Central Police Organisations;
  5. Divisional Accountants, Auditors and Accountants in the office of Comptroller & Auditor General of India and other Accounts Departments, Upper Division Clerks in various Attached and Subordinate Offices of Government of India.

In addition to the above, Departmental Examinations are also held for:

  1. Promotion from Group D to LDC grade
  2. Promotion from LDC to UDC grade
  3. Promotion from Stenographer Grade D to Stenographer Grade C.
  4. Periodical Typewriting tests in English & Hindi.

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