The Department of Personnel is headed by the Home Secretary, who is the Secretary Personnel. The Department is entrusted with the following functions.

Examination and advisory functions relating to framing/ amendment of Recruitment Rules for group ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, & ‘D’ employees including autonomous bodies of Chandigarh Administration.
Policy instructions regarding grant of benefits to Ex-Servicemen, taking officers/officials on deputation in U.T., Chandigarh, Grant of LTC, Compassionate appointments etc.
Tendering advices on service matters relating to employees of U.T. of Chandigarh.
Reservation policy for SC/ST/OBC in recruitment/promotions in U.T., Chandigarh.
Cases relating to Conditions of Service of U.T. employees.
Policy instructions regarding applicability of Rules (Punishment & Appeal Rules/ Conduct Rules)