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Tamil Nadu Public Service Commissions - An Overview

Updated on: Feb 27, 2013

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) the erstwhile Madras Service Commission came into being under an Act of the Madras Legislature in 1929. This was the first Service Commission of India. The Madras Service Commission turned in to Madras Public Service Commission in the year 1957 with its headquarters at Madras. It was in 1970, when Madras province was changed into Tamil Nadu, the Madras Public Service Commission became the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC). The working of Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) is regulated under Articles 16, 234, 315 to 323 of the Constitution of India, the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Regulation, 1954 and the TNPSC Rules of Procedure.


  • Conducts examinations for appointment to the various civil services of the state.
  • Provides advice to the government on methods of recruitment to civil services posts.
  • Principles are followed while making selections of the candidates and, promotions and transfers to civil services and other posts.
  • Claim made by a civil servant with respect to the recovery of expenditure incurred by him/her in defending himself/herself in the court of law against the legal proceeding initiated by the government for not execution of his/her duty.
  • Claim made by a civil servant in respect to injuries sustained by him/her while serving the state government.


The current composition of the Commission is as follows:

Hon'ble Chairman: Thiru A.M.Kasiviswanathan,IAS (Retd.)

Hon'ble Members
  • Tmt. B. Neelambikai
  • Tmt. N.G. Kalai Selvi
  • Thiru. R.Subramanian
  • Tmt. C.D.Thilagavathi
  • Dr. R.Narayanasamy
  • Thiru M. Ramasamy
  • Thiru T.Sankaralingam
  • Dr.K.Lakshmanan
  • Tmt.M.Shobini
  • Thiru P.S.Mohammed Ali Jinnah
  • Dr.S.Xavier Jesu Raja
  • Dr. K. M. Ravi
  • Thiru. G. Shanmuga Murugan
  • Thiru. K. K. Raja
Secretary: Thiru. Ramesh Chand Meena, I.A.S.
Controller of Examinations : Thiru. R.Lalvena, I.A.S.
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