Background: His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s vision to democratize the Tibetan society yielded its fruit in exile when he set up the Tibetan Government in Exile on 29 April 1959 and the first democratically elected Tibetan People’s Deputies as they were known at that time, took their oath on 2nd September 1960 Till 1972 the recruitment & appointment of Tibetan civil service staff were done by the Home & Security Department in the name of Service Management Office. Democratization and expansion of the Central Tibetan Administration-CTA, went on unabatedly & a separate office then Department of Personnel, was set up under the supervision of Kashag, the Executive Organ of CTA. Thus recruitment & appointment of CTA staff was done by the Department of Personnel.
With further democratization & expansion of CTA, Tibetan Parliament in Exile –TPiE became more effective as a Legislative Organ of the CTA. The Parliament passed a number of laws and the Charter for Tibetans in Exile, approved by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on 28 June 1991 is the most important legal document. CTA functions as per provisions in the Charter which enumerates the Three Pillars of Democracy and three Autonomous Bodies of which, Public Service Commission – PSC is one of them.