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Alka Sirohi appointed as UPSC chairman

Alka Sirohi appointed as UPSC chairman
19 September 2016 Current Affairs: Former IAS officer Alka Sirohi has been appointed as chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) .

President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Sirohi to perform the duties of the post of the chairman, UPSC, with effect from September 21 .

She is presently member in the Commission. 

The Centre had in November 2014 appointed Gupta as the UPSC chief, breaking away from the tradition of appointing the chief from the serving members of the commission. 

In 2014, the Centre had for the first time appointed somebody (Gupta) from outside as the UPSC chairman. 



Sirohi is a retired IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre. 

Before joining the Commission as a member in January 2012, she was Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training. 

The UPSC conducts the prestigious civil services examination to select officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others. 



The Commission is headed by a chairman and can have a maximum of 10 members. 

Academicians David R Syiemlieh, Prof Hem Chandra Gupta and Pradeep Kumar Joshi, former Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi, former Railway Board Chairman Vinay Mittal, former IAS officer Chhatar Singh and the then in-charge of Aviation and Research Centre of external snooping agency RAW, Arvind Saxena are other members of the Commission. 

 


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