List Of UPSC Chairmen
Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) is a Constitutional Body, which has been mandated the responsibilities of making recruitment by conduct of competitive examinations as well as selection through interviews.
In order to fulfill its constitutional obligations, the Commission is supported by Officers/Staff broadly known as Secretariat of the Commission, headed by the Secretary.
The Administration Branch of the Commission is entrusted with the functions of administering the Secretariat of the Commission as well as looking after the personal matters of Hon’ble Chairman/ Hon’ble Members and other Officers/ Staff of the Commission.
The chairperson is the presiding officer of an organized group such as a board, committee, or deliberative assembly.
The person holding the office, who is typically elected or appointed by members of the group, presides over meetings of the group, and conducts the group’s business in an orderly fashion is known as a chairman.
The Chairman and other members of Union Public Service Commission shall be appointed by the President.
The Union Public Service Commission Chairman shall be consulted on all matters relating to
- methods of recruitment to civil services and for civil posts
- making appointments to civil services and posts
- making promotions and transfers from one service to another
- the suitability of candidates for such appointments, promotions or transfers
- on all disciplinary matters against a civil servant serving in a civil capacity, including memorials or petitions relating to such matters.
- on any claim for the award of a pension in respect of injuries sustained by a person while serving in a civil capacity, and any question as to the amount of such award.
The present UPSC Chairman is Sh. Arvind Saxena. He will have a tenure till August 7, 2020, when he attains the age of 65 years.
List of UPSC Chairmen:
|1. Sir Ross Barker||October, 1926||August, 1932|
|2. Sir David Petrie||August, 1932||1936|
|3. Sir Eyre Gorden||1937||1942|
|4. Sir F.W. Robertson||1942||1947|
|5. Sh. H.K. Kripalani||1.4.1947||13.1.1949|
|6. Sh. R.N. Banerjee||14.1.1949||9.5.1955|
|7. Sh. N. Govindarajan||10.5.1955||9.12.1955|
|8. Sh. V.S.Hejmadi||10.12.1955||9.12.1961|
|9. Sh. B.N.Jha||11.12.1961||22.2.1967|
|10. Sh. K.R. Damle||18.4.1967||2.3.1971|
|11. Sh. R.C.S. Sarkar||11.5.1971||1.2.1973|
|12. Dr. A.R.Kidwai||5.2.1973||4.2.1979|
|13. Dr.M.L. Shahare||16.2.1979 (AN)||16.2.1985|
|14. Sh. H.K.L. Capoor||18.2.1985||5.3.1990|
|15. Sh. J.P.Gupta||5.3.1990 (AN)||2.6.1992|
|16. Mrs. R.M.Bathew||23.9.1992||23.8.1996|
|17. Sh. S.J.S. Chhatwal||23.8.1996 (AN)||30.9.1996|
|18. Sh. J.M. Qureshi||30.9.1996 (AN)||11.12.1998|
|19. Lt. Gen. Surinder Nath||11.12.1998 (AN)||25.6.2002|
|20. Sh. P.C. Hota||25.6.2002 (AN)||8.9.2003|
|21. Sh. Mata Prasad||8.9.2003 (AN)||4.1.2005|
|22. S. R. Hashim||4.1.2005||1.4.2006|
|23. Gurbachan Jagat||1.4.2006||30.6.2007|
|24. Subir Dutta||30.6.2007||16.8.2008|
|25. D. P. Agrawal||16.8.2008||August 1, 2014|
|26. Rajni Razdan||16.8.2014||21.11.2014|
|27. Deepak Gupta||22.11.2014||20.9.2016|
|28. Alka Sirohi||21.9.2016||3.1.2017|
|29. David R. Syiemlieh||4.1.2017||21.1.2018|
|30. Vinay Mittal||22.1.2018||19.6.2018|
|31. Arvind Saxena||20.6.2018||28.11.2018|
|32. Arvind Saxena||28.11.2018||Incumbent|