- The Union and State Public Service Commissions shall conduct examinations for appointment to the Union and State services respectively.
- To assist the States in framing the operating schemes of joint recruitment for any services for which candidate possessing special qualifications are required if two or more states make such a request to the Union Public Service Commission.
- To give advice: (a) on any matter referred to them on methods and recruitment to civil service and for civil posts (b) on the principles to be followed in making appointments and in making promotions and transfers from one service to another (c) on disciplinary matters including petitions on such matters (d) on the claim made by any person that the costs of defending legal proceedings against him in respect of acts done or purported to be done in the execution of his duty, should be borne by the Government (e) on any claim for the award of a pension in respect of injuries sustained by a person while serving under the Government in a civil capacity and any question to the amount of any such award.
- Any other functions in respect of services referred to or conferred by Parliament in the case of Union Commission and by the State Legislature in the case of State Commission.
Functions of the Public Service Commission:
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