The Nagaland Public Service Commission was set up in 1965 with a composition of one Chairman and two Members. The composition was revised in 1985 by addition of more Member. In 2007 the strength of members of the Commission was increased to 4 nos. Presently there are 1(one) Chairman and 4(four) Members.
Part IV chapter II of the Constituion of India deals with Public Service Commissions. The relevant Articles are Articles 315 to Article 323. The salient features are as follows:-
- Article 315 (I) states that there shall be a Public Service Commission for each state.
- Article 315 gives the functions of the State Public Service Commission.
- Article320 (I) enjoins upon the State Public Service Commission to conduct examination for appointments to the services of the state.
- Article 320 (3) (a) states that the State Public Service Commission shall be consulted by the Government on all matters relating to methods of recruitment to Civil Services and for Civil Posts.
- Article 320 (3) (b) states that the State Public Service Commission shall be consulted on the principles to be followed in making appointments to Civil services and posts and in making promotions and transfer from one service to another and on the suitability of candidates for such appointment, promotions or transfer.
- Article 320 (3) (c) states that the State Public Service Commission shall be consulted in all disciplinary matters affecting on a person serving under the State Government.