Staff Selection Commission (SSC) , popularly known as SSC is a Government of India organization that recruits staff for various posts in the various Ministries, Departments and Subordinate Offices. The organization Staff Selection Commission was formed on 4 November 1975 and has its headquarters in New Delhi. At the time of formation SSC was known as Subordinate Service Commission and on 26 September 1977, SSc was renamed as Staff Selection Commission. SSC, an attached office of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is currently headed by Ashim Khurana, I.A.S.(Former Secretary, UPSC) who joined as Chairman, S.S.C. on 09 December 2015.
Staff Selection Commission has its headquarters located at New Delhi. At present it has seven Regional offices at Allahabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Chennai, Bangalore. It also has two Sub- Regional offices at Raipur and Chandigarh. Each Regional office is headed by a Regional Director and each Sub-Regional office is headed by a Deputy Director.
The Estimates committee in the Parliament recommended the setting up of a Service Selection Commission in its 47th report
(1967–68) for conducting examinations to recruit lower categories of posts. Later, in the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms,
- on 4 November 1975 Government of India constituted a commission called Subordinate Service Commission.
- On 26 September 1977, Subordinate Services Commission was renamed as Staff Selection Commission.
- The functions of Staff Selection Commission were redefined by The Government of India through Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions on 21 May 1999.
- Then the new constitution and functions of Staff Selection Commission came into effect from 1 June 1999.
- Every year SSC conducts the SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination for recruiting non-gazetted officers to various government jobs.