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Dr. Pradeep Kumar Joshi takes oath as Chairman of UPSC

Aug 9, 2020
Dr. Pradeep Kumar Joshi takes oath as Chairman of UPSC 1
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Dr. Pradeep Kumar Joshi took oath as Chairman of  UPSC. Union Public Service Commission is known as UPSC

Prof. Joshi joined the Commission as a member in the year 2015. 

Professor (Dr.) Pradeep Kumar Joshi is current chairman of Union Public Service Commission.Previously he served as Chairman, Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission and also Chairman,Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission. He also served as Director, National Institute of
Educational Planning & Administration (NIEPA), [Ministry of HRD, Government of India]. The
position of Director has been changed to Vice Chancellor & NIEPA has been changed to NUEPA (National University of Educational Planning & Administration).

Dr. Joshi did his Post Graduate Degree in Commerce in 1977 and Ph.D. Degree in Commerce in 1981 from Kanpur University,Kanpur. Professor Joshi has been in the field of education for more than 28 years. Dr. Joshi served as the Professor, Head & Dean, Faculty of Management Studies, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur

He has held no of responsibility during his working period.

He succeeded Arvind Saxena who completed his term as UPSC chairman.

Arvind Saxena was born on 8 August 1955 .He is an Indian civil servant and he was 1978-batch officer, he also served in the Indian Postal Service for 10 years.

He served as Director of the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration. 

During his career, Dr. Joshi taught more than 28 years at postgraduate level and held many important positions in various policy making, academic and administrative bodies.

Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) is the central recruiting body in India. It conducts the recruitment and examinations for All India services for both (Group A & Group B).

UPSC was established on October 1, 1926, as Public Service Commission.

After Independence, it was named as Union Public Service Commission

Construction of UPSC

UPSC generally consist of 9 to 11 member with chairman.All members and chairman of UPSC appointed by the president of india.Each member service tenure is 6 years and till he working up to 65 year of age.

If any member can want to resign in between his term due to any reason than they give resignation to the president of india.

All list of UPSC Chairman

UPSC Chairman NameTenure
Sir Ross BarkerOctober 1926 – August 1932
Sir David PetrieAugust 1932 – 1936
Sir Eyre Gorden1937 – 1942
Sir F. W. Robertson1942 – 1947
H. K. KripalaniApril 1, 1947 – January 13, 1949
R. N. BanerjeeJanuary 14, 1949 – May 9, 1955
N. GovindarajanMay 10, 1955 – December 9, 1955
V. S. HejmadiDecember 10, 1955 – December 9, 1961
B. N. JhaDecember 11, 1961 – February 22, 1967
K. R. DamleApril 18, 1967 – March 2, 1971
Ranadhir Chandra Sarma SarkarMay 11, 1971 – February 1, 1973
Akhlaqur Rahman KidwaiFebruary 5, 1973 – February 4, 1979
M. L. ShahareFebruary 16, 1979 – February 16, 1985
H. K. L. CapoorFebruary 18, 1985 – March 5, 1990
J. P. GuptaMarch 5, 1990 – June 2, 1992
R. M. BathewSeptember 23, 1992 – August 23, 1996
S. J. S. ChhatwalAugust 23, 1996 – September 30, 1996
J. M. QureshiSeptember 30, 1996 – December 11, 1998
Surendra NathDecember 11, 1998 – June 25, 2002
Purna Chandra HotaJune 25, 2002 – September 2003
Mata PrasadSeptember 2003 – January 2005
S. R. HashimJanuary 4, 2005 – April 1, 2006
Gurbachan JagatApril 1, 2006 – June 30, 2007
Subir DuttaJune 30, 2007 – August 16, 2008
D. P. AgrawalAugust 16, 2008 – August 2014
Rajni RazdanAugust 16, 2014 – November 21, 2014
Deepak GuptaNovember 22, 2014 – September 20, 2016
Alka SirohiSeptember 21, 2016 – January 3, 2017
David R. SyiemliehJanuary 4, 2017 – January 21, 2018
Vinay MittalJanuary 22, 2018 – June 19, 2018
Arvind SaxenaJune 20, 2018 – Incumbent

Sir Ross Barker was first UPSC chairman of india at October 1926.

Now a days the salary of chairman UPSC is approx. Rs.2,50,000.

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