Karnataka Public Service Commission like any other Public Service Commission of a State in India, has come into existence by virtue of a Constitutional mandate under Article 315 read with Article 316 of the Constitution of India.  In other words, the Commission is a constitutional body.

The Commission ” comprises of  Chairman and Nine Members.  The present incumbents  are;

Sri S. R. Rangamurthy
Dr. M. Mahadeva
Dr. H. V. Parswanath, I.A.S..
Sri. S. Dayashankar I.A.S.,
Dr. Mangala Sridhar
Dr. H.D. Patil
Dr. Nagabai B Bulla
Sri. Raghunandan Ramanna
Sri. Michael Simon Baretto
SECRETARY   Sri. Manoj Kumar Meena  I.A.S.
 CONTROLLER OF EXAMINATIONS  Smt. Vasireddi Vijaya Jyothsna I.A.S.

The service conditions of the Chairman,  Members and the staff of the Commission are governed under the Regulations called  the Karnataka Public Service Commission (Conditions of Service) Regulations 1957, framed under Article 318 of the Constitution of India.

The Commission is having its Head Office at Bangalore and four Regional Offices at Mysore, Belgaum Gulbarga & Shimoga. The regional office is  headed by an Assistant  Secretary, who is of the rank of  Class I Junior Scale officer. Each Regional Office is equipped with one Section Officer, One Assistant, Two Junior Assistants, One Typist and Two Group “D” staff.

The office of the  Commission is housed in two buildings viz. Park House & Udyoga Soudha at Bangalore provided by the Government. The Regional Offices at  Belgaum, Gulbarga & Shimoga are located at Government buildings.

To assist the Commission  on  Legal matters there is a Legal Cell  headed by a retired District and Session Judge appointed on contract basis.

The Commission is having a full fledged Computer centre with required hard ware and soft ware support.

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