|Hon'ble Chairman's Message...............|
To Civil Service Aspirants:
The Civil Services have been, and will continue to remain, the most important instrument of the State to discharge its obligations to the citizens regardless of the changing and evolutionary nature of the philosophy of the State as an institution. There has never been and will probably never be a state without bureaucracy. State’s role in the life of the citizen and society might diminish, expand or change but it will not cease to be there.
With the evolution of democracy, enhancement of freedoms and growing awareness of citizens as regards their rights guaranteed by constitution, institution of Civil Services has become an imperative for fair, effective and just functioning of the Government, which is the very essence of Good Governance and the reason for any state or the Government to exist.
The founding fathers of the Republic of India and the Constitution of J&K were deeply committed to the principles of rule and law, responsive and responsible Government and informed by a vision of universal wellbeing.
It is in this context that the place and importance of Civil Services have to be appreciated. Constitution of the state of J&K, as indeed that of the country, envisages impartial, competent and professional Civil Services, owing allegiance to the lofty principles enshrined therein and immune to day to day pulls and pressures. A Civil Service/ administration informed by a high sense of commitment to the fundamental objectives of citizens’ security, wellbeing and protection of their rights is at the core of our governmental system.
The J&K Public Service Commission has been entrusted by the Constitution with the onerous responsibility of recruiting the higher bureaucracy of the State. The Commission has been doing its utmost to live up to its constitutional mandate and the expectations of the candidates. A number of reforms have been carried out by the Commission to expedite recruitment, tone up recruitment process and bring in a fair element of transparency. The Commission feels encouraged by the positive feedback of the candidates on the initiatives it has taken. Innovations made by the Commission have been detailed in the Annual Reports of the Commission and at various places in the Commission’s website. Reform and innovation are a continuous process. The Commission will continue with its endeavor to make ‘improvement’ a continuous pursuit. It is important to add that trust of the candidates in particular will be the driving force for the Commission to move forward in the direction of excellence.