The Public Service Commission (PSC) plays an important role in the Singapore Public Service. It was set up on 1 January 1951 to oversee the recruitment, promotion and terms of service of colonial civil servants.
The PSC is mindful that a forward-looking Public Service needs to adapt to the changing needs of the Public Service. Hence, the PSC's structure and roles have evolved over the last 60 years in order to stay relevant and effective. Today, the PSC continues to be the authority for the appointment and promotion of senior public servants.
One of PSC’s non-statutory functions is attracting and developing talent for the Singapore Civil Service through the PSC scholarships