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Arvind Saxena appointed as a Member of Union Public Service Commission

With this appointment, Saxena became the first officer from Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) to become a member of UPSC.

May 13, 2015 12:06 IST
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Arvind Saxena was on 7 May 2015 appointed as a Member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). His appointment was made by the President Pranab Mukherjee.

With this appointment, Saxena became the first officer from Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) to become a member of UPSC. The tenure of Saxena will commence from the date he enters upon the office till he attains age of 65 years.

Prior to this appointment, Saxena was Director and Ex-officio Special Secretary, Aviation Research Centre (ARC) of India’s external snooping agency RAW. He is a Rajasthan Administrative Service (RAS) officer of 1978 batch.

As per Article 315 of Indian Constitution, the Chairman and members of UPSC have the term of six years or until they attain the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.

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