FLASH NEWS local government commission - draft special rules for integration published

Aug 18, 2014


The Kerala Cabinet on Wednesday decided to bring legislation to set up State Civil Service.
It approved report of a committee headed by the Chief Secretary recommending formation of Kerala Administrative Service covering 18 departments. Posts of officers above the lowest level of gazetted officers will be treated as equivalent to that of deputy collectors and included in the Kerala Administrative Service. (They will include under secretaries and those above them in the State service). While 50 per cent of the posts in the Service will be filled up this way, the balance will be filled through direct recruitment. The PSC will conduct civil service examinations for this purpose.
The departments proposed to be covered are Agriculture, Sales Tax, Civil Supplies, Cooperation, Industries, Labour, Revenue, Municipal Administration, Panchayat, Registration, Rural Development, Scheduled Castes Development, Scheduled Tribes Development, Social Justice, Survey and Land Records, Tourism, Treasuries and General Education.
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told the media after the Cabinet meeting that enlargement of the scope of the proposed Service to cover more departments would be considered favourably. The committee was formed in September last year to consider formation of a State civil service with a view to improve the administration.


  1. will this attempt cover all the posts equivalent to the Dy. collector in all Depts? If so what will be the future promotion avenues for a 52 year old BDO?

  2. If age limit for Indian Administrative Service [IAS] is 30 years, then why should it be only 28 years for KAS? Again, if relaxation of age limit is available for ST/ST categories, then why not such relaxation be given to other backward communities of the state also, such as Muslim, Ezhava, LC, etc.?

  3. ഈ പരീക്ഷ നടത്തുന്നതു എന്നായിരിക്കും? സില്ലബസ് എങ്ങനെ ആയിരിക്കും ?

  4. lsgd engineers can also attend the exam,it is not shown in the departments covered