Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) is the oldest Public Service Commission in the country and was established in April 1937 under the Government of India Act, 1935. The act was adapted in 1947 after independence. Its functions were defined explicitly in the1956 and 1962 constitutions as well. On creation of one unit the Commission was renamed as the West Pakistan Public Service Commission until 1st July 1970 and on dismemberment of one unit it was again named as Punjab Public Service Commission.
The Commission is vested with the responsibility of making direct recruitment for various posts under the Government of Punjab. It is a statutory body constituted under the provisions of the Punjab Public Service Commission Ordinance 1978 and the Punjab Public Service Commission (Function) Rules 1978 which have been framed as provided for in Article 242 of the 1973 constitution. The Commission enjoys the status of a special institution and is under the administrative control of S&GAD of Government of Punjab