The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission came into existence on 1 st November, 1956 with the formation of the State of Andhra Pradesh . Before this, there was Andhra Public Service Commission in the Andhra State and Hyderabad Public Service Commission in the Hyderabad State . Andhra Service Commission came into existence only in 1953 after the bifurcation of composite Madras State into Andhra and Madras States .
Duties and functions :-
The Public Service Commissions had been established under Article 315 of the Constitution of India. The functions of the Commission are enumerated in the Article 320 of the Constitution.
The statutory functions of the Commission are as follows:-
Direct Recruitment (Article 320 (1))
Recruitment by transfer ( Article 320(3)(b) )
Statutory rules relating to services ( Article 320 (3)(a) & (b) )
Disciplinary cases ( Article 320 (3)(c) and regulations 17 (1)(a) to (e) )
Reimbursement of legal expenses ( Article 320 (3)(d) )
Wound and extraordinary pension cases ( Article 320 (3) (e) )
In addition the Commission is entrusted with the following items of work:-
Conduct of Departmental Tests for several departments
Conduct of examination for admission to RIMC, Dehradun.
Conduct of Half yearly examination for IAS and IPS Officers and proficiency tests for AIS Officers.
Watching of temporary appointments exceeding 3 months and according concurrence for their continuance (regulation 16)
Consultation in cases of appointment of contract extending over 5 years (regulation 16).