In the Sixth National Conference of the Chairmen of State Public Service
Commissions held on 7th and 8th February, 2003 at Bhopal,
(Madhya Pradesh), the task of compilation of Court judgments having a bearing on
the role and functioning of the Public Service Commissions originally entrusted
to Goa Public Service Commission has been entrusted to Karnataka Public Service
Commission. At that occasion the Chairman of the Conference had requested the
Chairmen of various other State Public Service Commissions to assist the
Karnataka Public Service Commission in carrying out the task by way of sending
the copies of relevant judgments to the Karnataka Public Service Commission.
The Karnataka Public Service Commission has deemed the entrustment of the responsibility as a privilege conferred upon it by the Conference to do its bit for the cause of Public Service Commissions in the country. The Karnataka Public Service Commission has carried out this important task with all earnestness. Various State Public Service Commissions have also assisted the Karnataka Public Service Commission in this regard by promptly sending relevant judgments to the Karnataka Public Service Commission. In the result, we have been able to bring out a very valuable compilation containing judgments of various Administrative Tribunals, High Courts and Supreme Court relevant to the functioning of the Public Service Commissions. To make this compilation slim and handy full texts judgments reported in Law Journals which have all India circulation like A.I.R. (All India Reporter), S.C.C. (Supreme Court Cases) and S.L.R. (Services Law Reporter) are not printed but only citation with gist of each judgment is given. I hope that this compendium of judgments will go a long way in assisting the Public Service Commissions in discharging their duties smoothly and in accordance with the law of the land. I also hope that the functioning of the Public Service Commissions will be more effective because of the ready availability of the judicial pronouncements.
I am grateful to the Chairman of the Conference Sri. P.C.Hota, the then Chairman, Union Public Service Commission and my brother Chairmen of various State Public Service Commissions who resolved to entrust this responsibility to the Karnataka Public Service Commission.
Dr. H.N. Krishna
KARNATAKA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION