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Goa Public Service Commission (GPSC)


In 1962 the Indian Parliament passed the 12th Amendment Act, 1962 to the Constitution of India, under which the Territory of Goa, Daman & Diu was included in the Schedule I of the Constitution of India (Constitution) and was declared as an Union Territory. As an Union Territory, all the selections for Gazetted group ‘A’ and ‘B’ posts were made through the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Under the Constitution (Fifty Sixth Amendment) Act, 1987 Goa was included in the Schedule I of the Constitution of India, as the twenty – fifth “State" of India. With the attainment of Statehood, the Goa Public Service Commission (GPSC) was set up on 30th may, 1988 and the UPSC discontinued exercising its jurisdiction over service matters, in Goa.

One of the main functions of the commission is to conduct examinations for appointment to various services of the State. For current list of notification check “notifications".

The other functions of the commission are:

  1. The Goa Public Service Commission shall be consulted by the State:

                               I.            on all matters relating to methods of recruitments to civil services and for civil posts;

                            II.            on the principles to be followed in making appointments to civil services posts and in making promotions and transfers from one service to another and on the suitability of candidates for such appointments, promotions or transfers;

                         III.            on all disciplinary matters affecting a person serving under the Government of a Goa in a civil capacity, including memorials or petitions relating to such matters;

                         IV.            on any claim by or in respect of a person who is serving or has served under the Government of Goa, in a civil capacity, that any costs incurred by him in defending legal proceedings instituted against him in respect of acts done or purporting to be done in the execution of his duty should be paid out of the Consolidated Fund of the State;

                            V.            on any claim for the award of a pension in respect of injuries sustained by a person while serving under the Government of Goa , in a civil capacity, and any question as to the amount of any such award;

Contact Details:

EDC House, Block-C, 1st Floor,

Dada Vidya Road, Panji, Goa- 403 001.

Secretary  : 0832 - 2421672 (O) 

Office      : 0832 - 2226687(EPABX)

FAX         : 0832 - 2221415 

EMAIL     : sec-gpsc.goa (at) nic.in 

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