On 7th August 2020, Professor Pradeep Kumar Joshi, member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Commission since 2015, was appointed as the new UPSC Chairman. His tenure as the chairman of the UPSC will be till May 12, 2021.
He will succeed Arvind Saxena who completes his term as UPSC chairman on 7th August 2020. Prof Joshi is a noted academician with an exchequered career, during which he held a number of important assignments including Director, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), Chairman Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission and Chairman Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission. An eminent academician and researcher, he has more than 28 years of teaching experience in various Universities and national institutes, after he obtained his Ph.D. Degree in Commerce in 1981 from Kanpur University.
With his appointment as the chairman, there is a vacancy of a member in the UPSC. At present, Bhim Sain Bassi, Air Marshal A S Bhonsle (retired), Sujata Mehta, Manoj Soni, Smita Nagaraj, M Sathiyavathy Bharat Bhushan Vyas, T C A Anant and Rajiv Nayan Choubey are other members of the UPSC.
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