Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission History, Functions

The Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) is the state agency authorized by the Government of Arunachal Pradesh to conduct the Civil Services Examination for entry-level appointments to the various departments and Services under Government of Arunachal Pradesh and to advise the government on civil service matters.


Key Description:

Abbreviation: APPSC

Formation: 1 April 1988

Type: Government

Purpose: Recruitment and Advisory on civil services.

Location: PSC Building, Vidhan Vihar, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh- 791111

Region: served Arunachal Pradesh

Membership: 3 Members

Official Language: English.

Chairman: Nabam Nipo

Website: APPSC Website


Controversy of APPSC

The commission over the course of its existence has displayed utter incompetence leading to dozens of litigation, Protest and strikes including the infamous relay fast that led to the resignation of the Chairman of the Commission. In 2017 the paper set by the commission for preliminary exam turned out to be copy-pasted from various websites which led to the scrapping of the exam conducted that drew huge public flak on the competence and integrity of the current members. In 2018 the exam was conducted again. But was Challenged by some candidates citing inconsistency in commerce optional paper which again led to a huge outcry and legal challenge in 21 more subjects. The case is still ongoing in the Supreme Court.