The Estimates Committee of Parliament, in its 47th Report (1967-68), recommended the setting up of a Services Selection Commission for conducting examinations to recruit staffs for central government departments. Government of India decided to constitute a Subordinate Services Commission under an Executive Resolution in November, 1975 . It was renamed as Staff Selection Commission (SSC) on September 26, 1977.
The main responsibility of the Staff Selection Commission is to make recruitment to Group C (non-technical) & Group B (non-gazetted- both technical & non-technical) posts in departments of Government of India, its attached & subordinate offices except those for which recruitment is made by the Railway Recruitment Boards & Industrial Establishments. The Staff Selection Commission is also assigned the task of conducting Departmental Examinations for
Promotion from Group D to LDC Grade
Promotion from LDC to UDC Grade and
Promotion from Stenographers Grade D to Stenographers Grade C besides holding Periodical Typewriting Tests in English & Hindi.
The SSC is headed by a Chairman with
2 Members & a Secretary-cum-Controller of Examinations.
The Staff Selection Commission has a nationwide network of 9 Regional/Sub-regional Offices located at Allahabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Guwahati, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi & Sub-regional offices located at Chandigarh & Raipur.
Main responsibilities of Staff Selection Commission's Regional/Sub-regional Offices include, inter alia, implementing the policies & programmes of the Commission, supervising & overseeing its field operations, liaisoning & establishing rapport with State Governments & their Departments, making arrangements for impartial & smooth conduct of examinations, assisting Interview Boards & servicing the Examination Centres within their area of jurisdiction.
These Regional/Sub-Regional Offices are responsible for receipt & processing of applications for various examinations, issue of admit cards to the candidates, conducting the Interviews/PETs (wherever required) either at the Regional Headquarters or other major cities within the regions.
The jurisdiction of the various Regional/Sub-Regional Offices is as under:
West Bengal, Orissa, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands & Jharkhand
Delhi, Rajasthan & Uttaranchal
Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu