December 16, 2011 admin


CHANDIGARH, December 16: The committee constituted by Punjab Chief Minister for selection of members of Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) has invited the names of eminent persons of impeccable integrity, caliber and administrative experience from all walks of life, to be considered for one official and one non-official members of the commission.
    According to an official spokesman any person can either forward his name or recommend any other person’s name, who besides this fulfils the constitutional eligibility and age criteria for these constitutional posts. He said that while preparing the panel of such persons it would be specifically elicited from the candidates about the pendency of any court litigation, civil or criminal, conviction or otherwise in criminal court or civil court decree or any other proceedings that may have bearing on the integrity and character of the candidate.
    The spokesman said that to widen the scope for search from all quarters, this press note has been issued for the information of general public so that eminent persons of impeccable integrity, caliber and administrative experience could be considered for appointment.
    The spokesman said that the names with the biodata and complete details could be sent to the committees for consideration that should reach Secretary Personnel, Government of Punjab, Room No 6, 6th Floor, Punjab Civil Secretariat, Chandigarh latest by 23 December, 2011.
    It may be added that these committees were constituted in view of directions and procedure laid down by Hon’ble Punjab and Haryana High Court, dated 17, August 2011 passed in CWP 11846 of 2001 as well as directions and guidelines laid down by Hon’ble Supreme Court in case titled Centre for PIL versus Union of India (2011) 4 SCC1 and decided that Committees would consider all names that come to its notice or are forwarded by any person(s) or sent by aspirants himself. The Committees would prepare panel of suitable candidates equal to three times of number of vacancies.
    The spokesman said that the Punjab Chief Minister had constituted a committee including Mr. S.C. Aggarwal, Chief Secretary, Mr. D.S. Bains, Principal Secretary Home and Lt. Gen B.S. Dhaliwal (Retd), Technical Advisor to CM was constituted for selection of candidates as members of PPSC.
    It may be added that PPSC has authorized streangth of ten of which eight posts or already filled up. As per conistitutional provisions as nearly as may be, half the posts are to be filled up from official candidates. Of the eight serving members, four are official and four are non –official and thus out of two vacancies one have to be filled from official and one from non-official.
    The Punjab Government has circulated the communiqué to all department of state government, universities of state, to Director General Resettlement, Army Headquarters and also to Rajya Sainik Board besides uploading the communiqué on the websites of Punjab Government and PPSC. 

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