Rajasthan Public Service Commission had a glorious past of nearly 70 years. During 1923, the Lee Commission had recommended setting up of a Central Public Service Commission in India, but it did not give much thought to the need of establishing similar commissions in provinces. It was left largely to the discretion of provincial Governments to recruit and exercise control over their Services, as they thought proper. At the time of formation of Rajasthan, the institution of Public Service Commission existed in only three of the 22 covenanting states viz. Jaipur, Jodhpur and Bikaner. After the integration of princely states, as per the publication dated 20th August, 1949 in the Rajasthan Gazette, The Rajasthan Public Service Commission Ordinance, 1949 came into effect. According to section 1(3), the said ordinance should came into effect from that date, when Notification regarding appointment would publish in official Gazette and on 22 December, 1949 the said Notification was published. Hence, on 22 December, 1949 the Rajasthan Public Service Commission was established, or in other words the Rajasthan Public Service Commission came into effect from 22 December, 1949. With the ordinance dated 16 August, 1949 the PSCs or other institution performing duties in the nature of those of a PSC in the constituent states were abolished. The ordinance also provided inter-alia, for the composition of the Commission, the staff and the functions of the Commission.