Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government has
brought the state public service commission (TNPSC) members
under the purview of the vigilance department.
In a Government Order on August 9, Chief Secretary
Debendranath Sarangi said chairman of TNPSC and its members
had been brought under vigilance purview after "careful
consideration" by the state government.
"The government after careful consideration of the
definition given in sub section (c) of section (2) of Chapter
(1)(relating to Public Servant) of Prevention of Corruption
Act, 1988, have decided to bring the Chairman and Members of
the TNPSC under the purview of the State Vigilance Commission
and Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption," it said.
Among other functions, TNPSC makes direct recruitment to
state, subordinate and ministerial services, conduct
department examinations for Government Servants and advice
government on all matters relating to framing of recruitment
rules and matters regarding appointments.