Punjab literally means “(The Land of) Five Waters” referring to the following rivers: the Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej, and Beas. Punjab Shares its international border with Pakistan.
The Joint Public Service Commission, the precursor of the Punjab Public Service Commission, with its writ running from the Khyber Pass to the Jamuna near Delhi, was born at Lahore on May 1,1937. In the wake of the Partition, the Punjab Public Service Commission resurged in February, 1948, at Shimla with its revised jurisdiction extending over the then province of East Punjab. Following the merger of the States of Punjab and Pepsu, it shifted to Patiala on Nov.1st,1956. On 1stNov1966, its territorial jurisdiction again decreased due to the formation of the States of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.
PPSC Contact Details
Punjab Public Service Commission Patiala
Baradari Garden, P.B. No. 39, Patiala,
Punjab, India. Pin Code – 147001
Telegram Address : Punsercom
Phone : Ph. : 0175 – 5014847(O), 0175 – 5014849(O)
Fax : Ph. : 0175 – 5014831
Chairman : Ph. : 0175 – 5011901(O),0175 – 5014822(O)
Secretary : Ph. : 0175 – 5011902(O),0175 – 5014833(O)
Some Important Facts :
- Punjab is the first state where President Rule was Imposed.
- Punjab is known as India’s Bread Basket.
- Takshshila was the Oldest University of India.
- As per the world book of record, Temple in Amritsar is the world’s most visited place.
|Statehood||1st November, 1966|
|Area||50,362 km^2 ( Rank = 20th )|
|Population||27,704,236 ( Rank = 16th )|
|Cabinet Ministers and their constituency||Harsimrat Kau Badal – Bathinda MP|
|Famous Airports||Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport ( Amritsar )|
|Famous Stadiums||Gandhi Stadium ( Jalandhar )|
|Famous Temple||Golden Temple – Amritsar|
|Famous Historic Sites||Jallianwala Bagh|
The Rock Garden, Chandigarh
|Famous Thermal Power Plant||Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Power Plant|
Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant