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(U.P. Act No. 23 of 1985) 
(as passed by the Uttar Pradesh Legislature)







AN ACT  to provide for certain matters relating to the procedure of the State Public Service Commission and the conduct of the Business.IT IS HEREBY enacted in the Thirty-sixth year of the Republic of India as follow.
CHAPTER-I  Short title and Commencement
(1) This act may be called the Uttar Pradesh State Public Service Commission (Regulation of procedure) Act, 1985.
(2) It shall be deemed to have come into force on June 22,1985.
Definition  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires.
(a) "Chairman" means the Chairman of the Commission appointed under clause (1) of Article 316 of the Constitution and includes a person appointed under clause (1-A) of that Article to perform the duties of the Chairman.
(b) "Commission" means the Chairman and all other members collectively, of the Uttar Pradesh State Public Service Commission.
(c) "Controller of Examinations" means the Controller of Examinations appointed or authorised under section 8.
(d) "Member" means a person appointed as Member of the Commission under clause (1) of Article 316 of the Constitution and includes the Chairman.
(e) "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Commission and includes any other officer of the Commission authorised by the Chairman to perform all or any of the functions of the Secretary.
CHAPTER-II  Business to be transacted by Chairman or other members 
(Allocation of the Business of the Commission)  (1) the business of the Commission specified in the schedule shall be transacted by the Chairman or the member or members, as the case may be, specified against such business, and the business so transacted shall be deemed to have been transacted by the Commission.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section(1) the chairman may, if he considers necessary or expedient so to do in public interest, direct that any particular matter or business specified in the Schedule be placed before the Commission for disposal.
Business to be transacted by Commission.  The business of the Commission other than that specified in the schedule shall be transacted by the Commission.
Delegation (1) The Commission may subject to such directions as it may deem fit to issue, delegate any of its functions to any individual member or officer of the Commission or to a Committee comprised of members or officers of the Commission or both. Provided that where any function is delegated to an individual member, the Chairman may appoint such other person as the Chairman may deem fit to aid and advice the member.
(2) The decision of any person or Committee to which powers have been delegated under sub-section (1) shall be communicated to the Chairman before any action is taken thereon and the Chairman may, within fifteen days of the date of such communication, direct such person or the Committee, as the case may be, for further consideration and decision. If upon such direction the person or the Committee does not change the earlier decision within fifteen days of the receipt of such direction, the matter shall be placed before the Commission whose decision shall be final and where no such direction is given the decision of the person or the Committee shall be deemed to be the decision of the Commission.
The decisions taken by the person by the person or Committee to which powers have been delegated under sub-section (1) shall be reported promptly to the Commission.

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CHAPTER-III  Business before the Commission
Decision in meeting  (1) A decision of the Commission at any meeting shall be by majority of the members present and voting and in the case of an equal division of votes; the Chairman shall have a casting vote. It shall be open to any member to record his dissent, if any, with or without reasons there for, but he shall not communicate such dissent to the Government or any other authority or person.
(2) The quorum for a meeting of the Commission shall be one-half of the total members for the time being. Provided that no quorum shall be necessary for a meeting adjourned for want of quorum.
(3) The Chairman may postpone consideration of any business at any meeting, if he considers necessary or expedient so to do.
(4) When the Chairman is absent on leave or is unable to be present at a meeting of the Commission, the senior most member shall preside over the meeting and perform the functions of the Chairman.
Provided that the list of cases on which decisions have been arrived at and those in respect of which action has been taken during the absence of the Chairman shall be placed before the Chairman immediately on his return from leave, or on resuming duty, as the case may be.
Decision by circulation (1) If the Chairman is of the opinion that a business to be transacted by the Commission is urgent and a meeting of the Commission can not be decided by circulation, he may invite the opinion of conveniently called, and such matter may appropriately be the members by circulation of the business in form of a proposal.
(2) If no opinion is received from a member within the time specified by the chairman such member shall be deemed to have agreed to the proposal.

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CHAPTER-IV Competitive Examination
Controller of Examination. 1. there shall be a Controller of Examinations who shall be a whole time salaried officer of the Commission, and until one is so appointed, an officer not below the rank of Joint Secretary of the Commission, authorised by the Chairman in this behalf, shall be the Controller of Examinations.
2. The Controller of Examinations shall, subject to the provisions of this Act, perform such duties and functions as may be entrusted to him under the rules or orders relating to the competitive examinations conducted by the Commission.
3. The Controller of Examinations shall be responsible for the proper and timely conduct of the examinations and for maintaining and ensuring secrecy thereof.
4. Unless otherwise prescribed, all contracts concerning such examination shall be in writing and all documents and examination records shall be authenticated by the Controller of Examination on behalf of the Commission. All such records shall be kept in the personal custody of the Controller of Examinations.
5. All arrangements for the conduct of such examinations shall be made by the Controller of examinations in consultation with the Secretary and in accordance with such directions as may be issued by the Commission in this behalf.
List of Examiners and paper-setters Etc.  1 The Controller of Examinations shall prepare for ever subject, a list of persons qualified for appointment as examiners and submit the same for approval of the Commission. Such list shall be revised at least once in very three years.
Provided that a person included in the previous list shall be eligible for inclusion in the revised list.
2. The list referred in sub-section (1) shall contain, as far as possible, information about the person included therein in regard to their academic qualifications, teaching experience at the degree and the post-graduate levels or professional experience and, the particulars, of the earlier examinations @ conducted by the Commission in which they acted as examiners.
3. The Controller of examination shall, with the prior approval of the Chairman, appoint paper setters, Moderators and valuers from amongst the persons included in the list referred to in sub-section (1).
4. In making such appointments every care shall be taken to ensure that no person is so appointed who found guilty of misconduct by any university, Government or Government body, or against whom any inquiries or investigations may be pending on allegations of misconduct, or whose integrity is in doubt. Any person whose work as Head Examiner, Paper-Setter or valuer is found to be unsatisfactory by the Commission shall not be reappointed for that purpose.
Setting and moderation of  1 Every question paper shall be set by three different paper setters, who shall not belong to the same place
question paper.  2 Sealed question papers received from paper setters shall be kept in the custody of the Controller of Examinations.
3 The sealed envelopes, containing question papers received from the three paper setters, shall be handed over to the concerned Moderators against a receipt
4 The Moderators shall moderate all the three question papers, place them in separate covers under their seal, without making any mark of identification on the cover, and hand them over to the Controller of examinations or his nominee against a receipt.
5 The Controller of examinations shall choose any of the moderated question papers of a subject without opening the sealed covers and send it as such to the press, which shall be responsible for printing papers including the proof reading, and for preparing packets of question papers for all examination centers under its seal in accordance with information furnished by the Controller of examinations.
6 The press shall be responsible for maintaining the secrecy of the question papers, and the Controller of examinations shall issue necessary directions and take necessary precautions to ensure such secrecy.

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Rule making power 1. The Commission may make rules not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act for the regulation of its procedure.
2 The Commission may, if it thinks fit in the public interest, direct that, the said rules of any part thereof shall not be published.
Certain acts advice to be invalid  No consultation made with the Commission, or advice tendered by it, or examinations held by it or result as such examination or interviews conducted by the Commission or any interview Board, or proceeding of the Commission or of Any interview Board shall be rendered invalid merely on the ground of -
a. Any defect in appointment of the Chairman or any member of the Commission or in constitution of the interview Board, or
b. Any vacancy in the Commission or any of its Committees or interview Board. or
c. Any defect or irregularity not affecting the substance in any proceedings before the Commission, Committee or the interview Board.
Protection of action in good faith  No suit, prosecution or other legal proceedings shall lie against the Commission, the Chairman the member, the secretary, the Controller of Examinations, the officers or any other persons Deputed to assist the Commission for taking interview or otherwise for anything done purported to be done in good faith in exercise of any powers, duties or functions conferred or assigned by or under the Constitution or this Act or the rules made thereunder.
Repeal and Savings (1)  (i) The Uttar pradesh State Public Service Commission (Regulation of procedure and Conduct of Business) Act, 1974 is hereby repealed.
(ii) Notwithstanding such repeal-
a. The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (Procedure and Conduct of Business) Rules, 1976 shall, unless superseded by the Commission, continue to be in force except in so far as they are inconsistent with the provisions of this Act;
b All acts, orders, decisions, recommendations, including the conduct of any interviews, selection or competitive examination, or declaration of any results there of by or on behalf of the Commission in accordance with the Act, referred to in clause (i) of sub-section (1) or the rules framed thereunder, shall be deemed to be, and always to have been, valid and any proceedings in relations to any interviews, selection or competitive examination pending on the date of commencement of this Act may be continued and completed in accordance with the provisions of the Act and the rules in force prior to such commencement.
(2) U.P.Ordinance No. 13 of 1985 
(i) The Uttar Pradesh State Public Service Commission (Regulation of Procedure) ordinance,1985 is hereby repealed.
(ii) Notwithstanding such repeal, anything done or any action taken the Ordinance, referred to in clause (i) of sub-section (2), shall be deemed to have been done or taken under this Act, as if this Act were in force at all material times.

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