An official Spokesman of HIPA said that the departmental examination for all categories of Gazetted and non-Gazetted officers/officials including Indian Administrative Service, H.P. Administrative Service, Tehsildars/Naib Tehsildars, IFS/HPFS and all other Gazetted Officers and eligible Non- Gazetted Officers, Supdt Gr-II and Senior Assistant (Technical and Non-Technical), Excise and Taxation Inspectors of the Excise and Taxation Department, Engineering Officers Civil/Electrical and Mechanical of the H.P. State Electricity Board Ltd. who were serving under H.P. Government would be held from 17th to 25th April, 2012 by the Board of Departmental Examination, H.P. Institute of Public Administration, Fairlawns, Shimla-171012.

He further disclosed that the Board shall also conduct the examination at Dharamsala and Mandi for the convenience of candidates taking examination only in Paper No. 1 i.e. Financial Administration, besides H.P. Public Service Commission, Shimla.

He said that those who intend to appear in the departmental examination should send their applications on the prescribed application form with attested passport size photographs through their respective Heads of Department to the Secretary, H.P. Board of Departmental Examination, Fairlawns, Shimla-171012 so as to reach in his office latest by 29th February, 2012.

The Spokesman stated that advance copies of application form can also be sent to Secretary, Board of Departmental Examination which entitle applicant to be admitted to the examination provisionally and added that through proper channel, application should reach on or before 29th February, 2012. He said that application form could also be downloaded from its website. Application form could also be typed/photocopied for use by the applicants.