Balochistan Public Service Commission of Pakistan (BPSC)
The Province of Balochistan came into being in 1970 on the dismemberment of One Unit, an administrative set up introduced by the then President of Pakistan. However, the Balochistan Public Service Commission (the Commission) came into existence on 13th August, 1973, while during the intervening period of 1970-73, a joint Commission for Sindh and Balochistan provinces met the recruitment needs of the Civil Services of Balochistan.
The Balochistan Public Service Commission is Governed by the Balochistan Public Service commission Act,1989 and the Balochistan Public Service Commission (Functions) Rules ,1995 promulgated in pursuance of Article 242 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan 1973. All the vacant posts, falling in direct recruitment quota (BPS-16 and above), are referred to BPSC for selection of the candidates. Other than departmental examinations, if the government departments so desire, the Commission also recommends suitable candidates for the posts below BPS-16 that fall in direct recruitment quota.
Having been eligible to apply for a particular post, the candidates have to appear in written screening test/examination that consists of either objective or subject type papers or both. Passing marks vary from paper to paper and from examination to examination. Only those candidates who qualify the written test are called for viva voce. Final result is compiled combining scores in the written test and viva voce. the Commission is being computerized and soon there will computer adoptive test for posts whose candidates are screened through written objective type papers.
Elevating merit, recommend the most appropriate candidate for the public service to the Government of Balochistan.
On its inception in 1973, the organization of the Commission consisted of a Chairman and a Member with only two sections namely: Administration Section - under an administrative officer, dealing with administration and matters connected with all initial recruitment cases, and Examination Section - headed by Controller Examination who was responsible for conducting both competitive and departmental examinations.
To shoulder the assigned responsibilities efficiently and effectively, now the Commission functions under a Chairman and five members, supported by six sections, namely Recruitment, Examination, Research, Regulations, Administration and Accounts. These sections work under the overall control/ supervision of the Secretary, Balochistan Public Service Commission.
Board Of Governors of Balochistan Public Service Commission
Governor Balochistan .............................. ( Chairman )
Chairman BPSC...................................... ( Member )
Chief Secretary........................................ ( Member )
Principal Secretary to Governor ................( Member )
Finance Secretary .....................................( Member )
Secretary BPSC .......................................( Secretary )
Reforms in Recruitment System
As far as the initial recruitment is concerned, tests/examinations were held for short listing purposes only and the results/marks obtained by the candidates were not given any weight while making the final selection of the candidates: interviews decided the best suited of the bunch. However, through an evolutionary process, the Commission has come to the conclusion that the written evaluation test determines the real professional capability of the candidates. Consequently, for the initial recruitment of the candidates, evaluation tests have been made mandatory. The marks obtained by candidates in the written evaluation tests are added to the marks obtained by them in the viva voce tests and the combined marks determine the final order of merit of the candidates. This practice has proved extremely useful for selection of deserving candidates as it substantially eliminates the human elements in the selection of the candidates. In this regard, it is pertinent to state that at no stage of the selection process, the marks obtained by the candidates in the written evaluation tests are known to the Chairman or the Members of the Commission. This obviates the chances of pre-conceived notions by the Chairman and the Members in any manner, thus ensuring perfect impartiality in the conduct of selection process.
To make the system fully transparent, the marks obtained by the candidates in the written evaluation tests, marks allotted by the Chairman and Members in the viva voce tests and finally the overall merit is recorded and signed by the selection panel and the controller examination. As far as possible, the results are announced immediately after the conclusion of the recruitment process.
Controller of Examinations, BPSC
Controller of Recruitment, BPSC
Computer Section, BPSC