Public Service Commissions should improve functioning: Khanduri

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Dehradun, Oct 10 (UNI) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri today said Public Service Commissions, which are held in high esteem by public, should improve their functioning.

Addressing the 10th National Conference of Chairpersons of State Public Service Commissions (PSCs) of India here, he said, ''There is always room for improvement and they ought to maintain proper balance between solving orgnaisational difficulties and its effective functioning.'' ''Quality in decisions and selections should not be compromised,'' he said adding that keeping in mind high expectations of public the Commissions should concentrate more on quality methodology and revamping their shortcomings.

The Chief Minister said besides resolutions of organisational problems they should also maintain credibility.

Mr Khanduri suggested that the PSCs curtail long selection procedures.

''The Commissions ought to reduce the time taken during the selection procedure and no excuses either by state governments or any selection agencies be accepted or entertained,'' he said.

Earlier, Subir Dutta, chairman, UPSC, said informal relations between the UPSC and PSCs has evolved with time.

He said the UPSC in its Bangalore conference decided to review the salary of chairmen of the commissions and increasing the age of retirement for UPSC chairman from existing 62 to 65 and that of PSCs Chairmen to 62.

The seminar was attended by all 28 Chairmen of the state commissions.

UNI

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