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UPSC CHAIRMAN APPOINTED

UPSC CHAIRMAN APPOINTED

Context

Recently, the President of India appointed a new UPSC Chairman, Pradeep Kumar.

Details

  • He succeeds Arvind Saxena
  • He was the chairman of both Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commissions.
  • He joined as a  member of UPSC in 2015.
  • His tenure as the chairman of the UPSC will be till May 12, 2021

About UPSC

  • It is responsible for appointments to and examinations for All India services and group A & group B of Central services.
  • It conducts the civil services examination annually in three stages preliminary, mains and interview.
  • As per Article 315, there shall be a Public Service Commission for the Union and a Public Service Commission for each State.
  • The Chairman and other members of a Public Service Commission shall be appointed by the President.

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