Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC)


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The Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) is a government agency responsible for hiring and administering the provincial civil services and management services in Punjab Province, it was designated as autonomous agency to advise the federal government. The Commission was established in Pakistan in 1947 under the provision of Government of India Act 1935. At present, the commission is functioning under article 242 of the constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

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Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC)

  1. 1. PPSC
  2. 2. Presented By Aliza Fatima Ayesha Aftab Ayesha Aslam Neha Mujahid Mustabashra
  3. 3. History  Punjab Public Service Commission(PPSC) is the oldest Public Service Commission in the country.  It was established in April 1937 under the Government of India Act, 1935.  Its functions were defined explicitly in the1956 and 1962 constitutions as well.  Its main responsibility is making direct recruitment for various posts under the Government of Punjab
  4. 4. Location  The Commission's Main Office is located at 2-Agha Khan (Davis) Road, Lahore where the major work of the Commission is handled.  The two regional offices located at Multan and Rawalpindi extend services to local candidates.
  5. 5. COMPOSITION  Currently the chairman is Syed Sabahat Hussain.  Currently the secretary is Mr. Javed Iqbal Chaudhry.  The Commission comprises a Chairman, 13 Members, one Secretary and a strength of over 300 staff.
  6. 6. Appointments  The Chairman is appointed by the President of Islamic republic of Pakistan, in his discretion, under Article 242 (IA) of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973.
  7. 7. Appointments  The Secretary is appointed from amongest serving government servants by the President, or a person authorized by him, in consultation with the Chairman.  The members are appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
  8. 8. Appointments  The Chairman, or a person designated by him, shall be authority competent to make appointments to various posts of Officers and Staff of the Commission.  The Commission is assisted by the Secretary who provides a link among the Commission, its Secretariat and the Government Agencies
  9. 9. Protection of Service of the commission  The Commission may work without the interference of the Government or any other pressure, as Member of the Commission cannot be removed from his office without the advice of the supreme Judicial Council of Pakistan which consists of ;  i ) Chief Justice of Pakistan  ii) Two next most senior Judges of the Supreme Court of Pakistan  iii) Two senior most Chief Justice of High court,
  10. 10. NATURE AND SCOPE  The Commission is responsible for recruitment to various posts falling in Grade-16 to 22.  The primary function of the Commission is to ensure that all posts are filled strictly on merit.
  11. 11. SELECTION PROCEDURE  Requisitions on prescribed form are received from the Administrative Departments for recruitment to various posts.  Applications are invited from the candidates against the posts advertised through the press.  Candidates are admitted to the written examination/test provisionally at their own risk.
  12. 12. Eligibility  Eligibility of the candidates depends upon the selection criteria and service rules.  Applications of ineligible candidates are rejected.  Qualified candidates are interviewed by the Commission and recommended on the basis of aggregate merit.
  13. 13. Competitive Examination The competitive Examination comprises the following:  Written Examination  Medical Examination  Psychological Assessment  Viva Voce
  14. 14. Criteria for Applying  A candidate for admission to the examination must have attained the age of 21 years and not over 28 years.  The upper age limit will be relaxed by two years up to the age of 30 years.  A candidate must hold at a Second Division or Grade “C” Bachelor’s degree in any faculty of one of the Pakistani universities or an equivalent degree of comparable educational qualifications of a foreign university
  15. 15. Criteria for applying  A candidate who has obtained a Third Division (or ‘D’ grade) in his/her Bachelor’s Degree will eligible for the examination in cases where he/she has obtained a higher Division in Master’s Degree.  Candidates for the examination must be a citizen of Pakistan.
  16. 16. Criteria for Applying  Candidates applying on disabled quota will be eligible for open merit scats also.  Male and Female candidates domiciled in any district of province of the Punjab.  The form fully completed in accordance with the "Instructions to the Candidates" along with attested copies of all educational certificates, domicile and other documents are required.
  17. 17. Qualification of paper setter  The tests of this Commission are developed by universities professors. Who has ten year teaching experience in university level.  If test is developed for 17 grades then the test developer must be 18 grade assistant professor or above.  The criteria of test developer change/vary from test to test.
  18. 18. Qualifying Marks  Candidates who obtain less than 40% marks in any of the Compulsory subjects and 33% marks in any of the optional subjects will be rejected.  Credit will be given for orderly, effective and exact expression in all subjects.  If any candidate writes his/her Roll No. (except in the space provided for this purpose on the cover of the answer book) , he/she shall be awarded Zero mark in that paper.
  19. 19. Qualifying Marks  Candidates must use blue or black ink only in their Answer Books otherwise zero marks may be awarded.  Disabled candidates like visually impaired (Blind), physically impaired, hearing/speech impaired (Deaf & Dumb) will be provided helper such as Writer, if so requested by them in their application forms.
  20. 20. Qualifying Marks  Total marks for interview for each post are 200, whereas minimum qualifying standard in interview is as under:
  21. 21. Posts in Pay Scale A B C D E Min. Qualifying Marks BS 16 & 17: 101 BS 18 111 BS 19 121 BS 20 131 BS 21& 22 141
  22. 22. Medical Examination  All candidates must be in a good mental and bodily health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the discharge of their duties.  The candidates who (after such medical examination which Government or the appointing authority, may prescribe) are found not to satisfy these requirements, will not be appointed except disabled candidates.
  23. 23. Psychological Assessment  All candidates called for Viva Voce will required undergoing Psychological Assessment, comprising written tests and group tasks. Such tests are designed to assess abilities; attitude and personality characteristics of the candidates will special regard to their aptitude for the Civil Services. Separate marks are not awarded for the Psychological assessment.
  24. 24. Date of Birth The data of birth accepted by the Commission is that entered in the following documents:  Matriculation Certificate  Secondary or Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate  Certificate of birth from the Principal/Headmaster of the School.  In case of Christian candidate birth registration certificate is required.
  25. 25. Age Relaxation The upper age limit will be relaxed by two years up to the age of 30 years in respect of:  The candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste and Buddhist.  The candidates who are disabled.  In Service Government Servants etc.
  26. 26. Subjects of Examination Compulsory Subjects are same for all professional examination in which  English  English Eassy  Urdu  Islamic studies  Pak Studies  General Knowledge Each subject carry 100 marks.
  27. 27. Options  Optional subjects, marks and time schedule are different for 23 professions.
  28. 28. Problem and issues When we ask about problems and issues to the Secretary, He told us that they don't have any problem or issue except the centre of examinations, which is not appropriate for this exams and should be in many cities of the Punjab. They said that their system is perfect.