Nov. 29, 2018

The President of India has appointed Arvind Saxena as Chairman, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Arvind Saxena:

  • Tenure as Chairman, UPSC: His tenure will commence from the date he enters upon the office of Chairman, UPSC. The term of his appointment will be till 08.2020 when he attains the age of 65 years or till further orders whichever is earlier.

  • Background:
    • Shri Arvind Saxena joined UPSC as a Member on May 8, 2015, and has been performing duties of the post of Chairman, UPSC since June 20, 2018.

    • Prior to joining UPSC as Member, he was working as Director of the Aviation Research Centre (ARC).

    • He was selected for the Civil Services and joined the Indian Postal Service in 1978.

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC):

  • Function: UPSC is India's central recruiting agency. It is responsible for appointments to and examinations for All India services and group A & group B of Central services.

  • Formed in:

  • HQ:

  • Appointment of Chairman:
    • As per Article 316, the Chairman and other members of UPSC shall be appointed by the President.

    • A member of a UPSC shall hold office for a term of six years from the date on which he enters upon his office or until he attains the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.

    • As per Article 319, a person who holds office as Chairman shall, on the expiration of his term of office, be ineligible for re-appointment to that office.

Source : PIB