Professor Pradeep Kumar Joshi appointed as UPSC chairman

NEW DELHI: Educationist Professor Pradeep Kumar Joshi was on Friday appointed as the chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), that conducts the civil services examination to select India’s bureaucrats and diplomats among others, officials said. Joshi is currently a member in the Commission. He will succeed Arvind Saxena who completes his term as […]

UPSC to decide date for civil services prelims on June 5

NEW DELHI: The date for this year’s civil services preliminary examination is likely to be decided on June 5, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has said. The test, which was scheduled to be held on May 31, has been deferred due to the COVID-19 lockdown. A revised programme of examinations, including the civil services […]

UPSC appoints nine private sector specialists as joint secretaries

NEW DELHI: In a first, nine private sector specialists have been selected for appointment as joint secretaries in central government departments. Usually, the posts of joint secretaries are manned by the officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Forest Service (IFoS)) and Indian Revenue Service (IRS) among others who are selected […]

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