K.S. Tomar, Chairman, Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission today presented the annual report for 2014-2015 containing the achievements of the Commission to Governor Acharya Devrat who appreciated the initiatives taken by the Commission. Chairman, Shri Tomar presented the copies of annual reports in English and Hindi to Governor at Raj Bhavan on Wednesday. Governor was pleased with the Commission’s historical decision to change HAS pattern to IAS pattern which will help the aspirants from Himachal to compete for Civil Services. The Governor lauded the efforts of Chairman of the Commission to give chance to the successful candidates to give interviews either in Hindi or English which has helped the aspirants in a big way. Chairman HPPSC informed the Governor that ninety percent candidates opted for Hindi as they were at ease with the language and option has helped all aspirants specially those who hail from rural areas in the State.Chairman Shri Tomar briefed the Governor about the achievements of the Commission which included introduction of new HAS pattern w.e.f. January, 2017, a decision to launch mobile App, Helpline to guide the needy candidates, conducting Judicial Services written examination twice in a year, eliminating one year gap of HAS examination caused due to administrative reasons, etc.
Shri Tomar apprised the Governor of efforts put in by Commission to finalise the micro level syllabus of new pattern which was possible with the help of more than twenty Professors from HP University, Central University and other Universities of India. Chairman disclosed that a large number of posts of Assistant Professors College Cadre, IT School Teachers, post graduate teachers (PGT) etc. have been created by government and process is in progress to conduct written examination in shortest possible period.Governor was pleased to know that concept of two day Training workshop for newly appointed Chairpersons and Members of State Public Service Commissions (PSCs) had been conceived by Chairman of Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission Shri Tomar which had become a annual feature.Governor was informed that UPSC had accepted the innovative idea of Shri Tomar who is also Chairperson of Standing Committee of National Conference of State Public Service Commissions in India.