Constitutional Provision:

As per Article 320(3)(b) of the Constitution of India, the Commission shall be consulted on the principles in making appointment, promotion, transfer from one service to another and on the suitability of candidates for such promotion, transfer and appointments.

Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC)

To expedite the process of consultation with the Commission for the purpose of promotion or transfer of Government employees from one service to another, Departmental Promotion Committees are formed. (Vide orders issued in G.O.(Ms) No.15, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (S) Department, dated 12.01.2004).