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Arvind Saxena appointed UPSC chairman

ANI | Updated: Nov 28, 2018 20:21 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov 28 (ANI): President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Arvind Saxena as the Chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
"The tenure of Saxena will commence from the date he enters upon the office of Chairman, UPSC," read an official statement on Wednesday, adding he would hold the post till August 7, 2020, or till further orders whichever is earlier.
Saxena joined UPSC as a Member on May 8, 2015, and has been performing duties of the post of UPSC Chairman since June 20, 2018. Prior to joining UPSC as a Member, Saxena was working as Director of the Aviation Research Centre (ARC).
A student of Civil Engineering at the Delhi College of Engineering besides having M Tech in Systems Management from Delhi's Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Saxena was selected for the Civil Services and joined the Indian Postal Service in 1978.
In 1988, he started working at the Cabinet Secretariat, where he specialised in the study of strategic developments in neighbouring countries.
A recipient of awards for Meritorious Services (2005) and Distinguished Services (2012), Saxena has travelled extensively in India and abroad. (ANI)