West Bengal Cabinet Approves Merger Of PSC & SSC


Kolkata: West Bengal cabinet approved merger of the Staff Selection Commission(SSC)  with the Public Service Commission (PSC). The step was taken to curtail costs and for better utilisation of manpower, a senior official said.

“The SSC has been merged with the PSC,” Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said after a cabinet meeting held at the secretariat. “There will be no job loss and nobody will be affected by this,” Chatterjee added.

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The state SSC was set up by Mamata Banerjee government in 2012 for recruitment in Group C and D posts.

The cabinet also gave its nod to start recruitment to fill up 5000 vacancies in various departments, mainly in the fire and health departments, Chatterjee said.