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David R Syiemlieh appointed as Chairman of UPSC

Jan 3, 2017 13:27 IST

President Pranab Mukherjee on 2 January 2017 appointed Professor David R Syiemlieh as the Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Syiemlieh will take over the position with effect from 4 January 2017 till completion of his term as member on 21 January 2018.

Syiemlieh, who is serving as the Member of UPSC, will succeed Alka Sirohi, a former IAS officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre.

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Who is David R Syiemlieh?

  • David Reid Syiemlieh is an academician.
  • He completed his education from Dr Graham's Homes, Kalimpong. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in History Honours from St. Edmund's College, Shillong. He also obtained a Master's degree in History, MPhil and PhD from the North Eastern Hill University, Shillong.
  • In 1979, he joined the Department of History, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU).
  • He also served as the Vice Chancellor of the Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh.
  • He is credited with discovering the date of death and other details of the last days of Tirot Sing, the Khasi chief of Nongkhlaw.
  • He has served as the Honorary Director of the Indian Council for Social Science Research, North Eastern Regional Centre, Shillong.
  • He has also been the Member of the Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi.
  • On 5 October 2011, he was appointed the as Vice-Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University.

About Union Public Service Commission

  • The Union Public Service Commission is India's central agency authorised to conduct the Civil Services Examination, Combined Medical Services Examination, National Defence Academy Examination, etc.
  • Its charter is granted by the Constitution of India. Articles 315 to 323 of Part XIV of the constitution, titled as Services Under the Union and the States, provide for a Public Service Commission for the Union and for each state.
  • It consists of a chairman and ten members.
  • The Union Public Service Commission (Members) Regulations, 1969 governs the terms and conditions of service of chairman and members.
  • The President of India appoints the Chairman and other members of the UPSC.
  • Every member of the Commission holds office for a term of six years or until he attains the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.

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