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In the year 1923, the British Government set up a Public Service Commission to inspect the pay structure of the Indian Civil Service. The Commission was made out of four Englishmen and four Indian with Lord Lee of Fareham serving as its Chairman. The Commission likewise tended to the rate of Indianization of the Indian Civil Service and the Indian Police. It decided a rate which in fifteen years would make the Indian Civil Service with a fifty for every penny Indian participation and the same in a quarter century for the Indian Police.

It was left to a great extent to the carefulness of commonplace Governments to select and practice control over their Services, as they thought appropriate. As a consequence of the optional powers left to common Government, the Government of Madras and Punjab proposed to set up their Public Service Commissions.

The Madras Service Commission along these lines appeared under an Act of the Madras Legislature in 1929. Madras Presidency had the one of a kind honor, of being the main territory in India to build up the principal Service Commission.

The Madras Service Commission began with three Members, including the Chairman. After re-association of States in 1957, a few Commissions were constituted. The Madras Service Commission got to be Madras Public Service Commission with central command at Madras in the year 1957. Amid 1970, when the name of the State was changed into Tamil Nadu, the Madras Public Service Commission naturally turned into the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC).

In perspective of its imperative and unbiased capacity, Public Service Commissions appropriately discover a position of pride in the Indian Constitution. Articles 16, 234, 315 to 323 manage different capacities and forces of the Public Service Commissions. The working of Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission is likewise managed by Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Regulation, 1954 and the TNPSC Rules of Procedure.