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Goa PSC Jobs | Recruitment 2020

Goa PSC Jobs: The Goa Public Service Commission (GPSC) selects suitable candidates for various Goa Government departments considering the requisite educational qualifications, skills and experience for the assigned government jobs. The commission follows a fair and transparent time-bound scientific recruitment process.

The Goa Public Service Commission (GPSC) is a body created by the Constitution of India as per provisions relating to Public Service Commission, as laid down in Chapter-II of Part-XIV of the Constitution. GPSC is headquartered at EDC House, Block – C, 1st Floor, Dada Vaidya Road, Panaji Goa. The GPSC came into existence on 30th May 1988.

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Goa PSC Jobs: Functions of Goa Public Service Commission

Government of Goa consults GPSC In all matters relating to the recruitment of civil services and other posts of the Government as per Article 320, Part XIV of the Constitution of India. The Goa Public Service Commission discharges the duties and functions as specified in its Regulations. The following are the main functions and duties of the GPSC:

1. To conduct examinations for appointments to the civil services of the State of Goa.

2. The Goa Public Service Commission is consulted by the State Government:

  • on all matters relating to methods of recruitments to civil services and for civil posts;
  • on the principles to be followed for appointments to civil services posts and promotions and transfers from one service to another and on the suitability of candidates for such appointments, promotions or transfers;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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;

3. GPSC advises on any matter so referred to them; provided that the Governor, as respects other services and posts in connection with the affairs of the State, may make regulations specifying the matters in which either generally or in any particular class of case or in any particular circumstances, it shall not be necessary for a Goa Public Service Commission to be consulted.

4. The GPSC is entrusted with the above functions in respect of Group “A” and “B” posts only. However, certain categories of the posts have been excluded from the purview of the Commission by virtue of the Goa Public Service Commission (Exemption from Consultation) Regulations, 1988, under Article 320 of the Constitution of India, which are as follows:

  • Posts in respect of which the authority to appoint is specifically conferred on the Governor by the Constitution.
  • Posts of Chairman or Member of any Board, Tribunal, Commission, Committee or other similar authority created by or under provisions of a Statute.
  • Posts of Chairman or Members of any Board, Tribunal, Commission, Committee or other similar body appointed by or under the authority of a resolution of the State Legislature or by a resolution of the Government for the purpose of conducting any investigation or enquiry into or for advising the Government on specified matters.
  • Posts on the personal staff attached to holders of posts mentioned in items (1) to (3) above
  • All posts in the Goa Legislature Secretariat.
  • District Judges, Sessions Judges, Additional District Judges and Additional Sessions Judges in the State.
  • All posts in Grade-II Senior Branch- Civil Judge Senior Division.
  • Posts of Registrar in the District Courts Goa.
  • All Class Group ‘C’ and Class Group ‘D’ Services and posts save as otherwise expressly provided in the relevant rules or orders governing recruitment thereto
  • All posts on the personal, secretariat and household establishments of the Governor.
  • Any Service or post or class of posts in respect of which the commission has agreed that it shall not be necessary for it to be consulted.

5. The Commission is also required to be consulted by the Governor while making appointments of Civil Judge Junior Division in the judicial services.

6. The Chairman of the Commission constitutes the committees and assigns the work to the Members and Staff of the Commission to carry out the functions of the Commission. In the case of the Interview Committee, Chairman seeks the assistance of advisors/experts as per the requirements.

7. The Commission has to submit an Annual Report to the Governor of Goa regarding the work done by Commission, indicating the cases, if any, where the advice of the Commission was not accepted and the reasons for such non-acceptance.

Goa PSC Jobs: History of Goa Public Service Commission

The Territory of Goa, Daman & Diu was included in the Schedule I of the Constitution of India and was declared as a Union Territory in 1962. As a Union Territory, all the selections for Gazetted group “A” and “B” posts were made through the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), which also controlled promotions, confirmations, seniority, recruitment rules, disciplinary matters, etc.

This scenario changed with the Constitution (Fifty-Sixth Amendment) Act, 1987 when Goa was included in the Schedule I of the Constitution of India, as the 25th (twenty-fifth) State of India. With the attainment of Statehood, under Article 315 of the Constitution of India, Goa was entitled to have its own Public Service Commission. Accordingly, Notification was issued by the Government of Goa on 26th May 1988 and the Goa Pubic Service Commission (GPSC) was set up w.e.f. 30-5-88 and the Union Public Service Commission discontinued exercising its jurisdiction over service matters, in Goa.

Dr. J.C. Alemeida, IAS (Retired) was appointed as the first Chairman of the Goa Public Service Commission.

Goa PSC Jobs: Selection Process

For direct recruitment, the Commission starts the recruitment process by advertising the posts in daily English, Marathi and Konkani local newspaper. Generally advertisements are released in the newspapers The Navhind Times, Herald, Lokmat and Tarun Bharat on second Friday of the month. Incase if there is urgency or in the event the advertisement is not released on second Friday of the month, the Advertisements are published on fourth Friday of the month.

In order to facilitate the response from prospective candidates in rural areas, copies of the advertisements are sent to the Office of the Collectorate, Mamlatdar, B.D.O, Police Stations for displaying on their Notice Board.

In case there is no application is received from the candidates to the advertisement published in the local dailies, the Commission releases advertisement in one national newspaper.

The Commission widely publicise the advertisements also in its official website. Electronic media such as Goa Doordarshan and All India Radio is also used for publicity. “Goa Vacancy & Tender Bulletin” issued by the Government Printing Press is also another avenue used by the Goa PSC.

The process of short-listing of the candidates depend upon the number of candidates applying for the post. Various methods viz. written tests and/or skill test and/or physical test and/or screening test and/or group discussions followed by an interview or only by an interview are conducted by the Commission to select suitable candidates for the job.

The reservation in diffrent catagories like SC, ST, OBC, PH or CFF of posts as per government guidelines, the age limit and essential qualifications required for the post is also clearly mentioned in the advertisements. Candidates who fulfil all the essential requirements as stated in the Recruitment Rules are considered to be eligible by the Goa Public Service Commission.

For direct recruitment in the state of Goa, knowledge of Konkani is an essential qualification.

Goa PSC Jobs: Application Fees

Unless otherwise specified in the notification/ advertisement by the Goa Public Service Commission, the application fee for various categories of candidates shall be as under:

CatagoryApplication Fees
GeneralRs. 1000/-
SC, ST, OBC (Caste Certificate issued from the State of Goa only)Rs. 500/-
PH and EX- ServicemenRs. 500/-

Goa PSC Jobs: Online Application Helpline Number

Candidates must read all the instructions given in General Instruction to Candidates carefully before filling of the application form.

For any queries/difficulties regarding online application, candidates may call on 9970552672 (During Office Hours i.e 9.30 AM to 5.45 PM). Please note that no phone calls from the candidates will be entertained on Commissions Office Phone No.