Public Services: A Dream of Million Aspirants

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4 March 2020, India- One of the biggest dreams for Indian students is bagging a Government job. There are thousands of students who prepare for Public Service exams every year, study day and night, take years off from their career in order to crack these exams. On average, every 2nd student is either collecting information to decide which exam to prepare for or preparing for a government exam. The maximum number of students that apply for Public Service exams is from Uttar Pradesh who apply for both UPSC and UPPSC.

Union Public Service Commission conducts exams that recruit candidates in All India Services, Higher Central Services and act as advisors to President on disciplinary matters, commonly known as UPSC exams. State Public Service Commission in every state conducts exams to recruit candidates for State Services and act as advisors to the Governor on disciplinary matters, commonly known as SPSC. 

Some of the most prominent State Public Service Commission in India are UPPSC (Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission), CGPSC (Chattisgarh Public Service Commission), GPSC (Gujarat Public Service Commission), RPSC (Rajasthan Public Service Commission), KPSC (Karnataka Public Service Commission), MPPSC (Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission), PPSC (Punjab Public Service Commission), JKPSC (Jammu & Kashmir Public Service Commission), MPSC (Maharashtra Public Service Commission), TNPSC (Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission),  NPSC (Nagaland Public Service Commission), WBPSC (West Bengal Public Service Commission), OPSC (Odisha Public Service Commission), APPSC (Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission), and TSPSC ( Telangana State Public Service Commission).

The Public Service Commission at the Provisional level was established under the Government of India Act 1935 also known as the State Public Service Commission. The State Public Service Commission exams and recruit candidates for various administrative designation in the state. Apart from appointing candidates, the State Public Service Commission also sets the ground rules for promotions, transfers and granting promotions to the higher ranks.

The notion for creating an efficient administrative system based on the structure of British India was proposed in the year 1882 by Salar Jung introduced many effective administrative improvements in the recruitment of the Nizam Services and was the creator of the modern Hyderabad Civil Services. The same module was later adopted by the other states in order to select the best government officers through competitive exams which are considered to be elite services. 

The Hyderabad Public Service Commission was merged into the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission in 1956 and  Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission existed until the united Andhra Pradesh State was separated into Telangana State and AP State in accordance with AP Reorganization Act, 2014.

The Telangana State Public Service Commission TSPSC came into existence on 2-06-2014. The Governor of Telangana appointed Prof. Ghanta Chakrapani, as the First Chairman of the newly constituted Telangana State Public Service Commission. 

Deciding to build a career in public service is a very tough decision. As the toughest roads lead to the most beautiful places. The public service aspirants go through tremendous pressure and challenges, the journey is the toughest one, physically and emotionally exhausting in the process, adds an extra challenge with the complex and vast syllabus. And the level of competition and stakes are very high with thousands of candidates competing for the same. 

Many of them fail, collapse and give up and very few conquer and emerge as victorious and succeed in the battle of endurance and talent, and nothing is sweeter than the victory achieved with hard work and patience draining the sweat and blood to make the dreams come true. The problems faced during the preparation of the public service exams are worth the struggle as they transform you into a whole new person, helps you build your own strategies, develop a problem-solving attitude and eventually you learn to make your own path towards success.

This is a kind of exam where the probability of failure is higher than the success rate by a huge difference. It is very important to be mentally prepared for the failures and cope with the fear of failure the sooner you will realize this the chances of success increase. It is very important to stay motivated and focused on your goals all the time. 

The public services do not demand you to be isolated from the rest of the world in order to stay focused. As a civil servant, you will be the mediator between the government and the people to change society. So, isolating yourself from society will not help. It is important to understand that in order to stay focused one needs to isolate themselves from the distractions in society and not the society.

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