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List of Former Chairmen of the UPSC

11-MAY-2018 15:56
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    The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is the central recruiting agency in India. It is an independent constitutional body. Articles 315 to 323 in the Part XIV of the constitution contain elaborate provisions regarding the composition of the UPSC.

    UPSC is consists of the Chairman and the members appointed by the President of the India. Chairman and the members of the UPSC hold the office for a term of 6 years or till the age of 65 years.
    Sir Ross Barker was the first Chairman of the UPSC, who joined in October, 1926 and hold the post till August, 1932.
    (Sir Ross Barker)

    first chairman of upsc

    List of all the chairmen of the UPSC is as follows;

    Chairman Name

    Date of Joining

    Date of Retirement

    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

    April  1,1947

    January 13,1949

    6. Sh. R.N. Banerjee

    January 14,1949

    May 9, 1955

    7. Sh. N. Govindarajan

    May 9, 1955

    Dec. 9, 1955

    8. Sh. V.S.Hejmadi

    Dec. 9, 1955

    Dec. 9,  1961

    9. Sh. B.N.Jha

    Dec. 11, 1961

    Feb.22, 1967

    10. Sh. K.R. Damle

    April 18,1967

    March 2, 1971

    11. Sh. R.C.S. Sarkar

    May1,1971

    Feb.1, 1973

    12. Dr. A.R.Kidwai

    Feb. 5, 1973

    Feb. 4, 1979

    13. Dr.M.L. Shahare

     Feb.16, 1979

    Feb.16, 1985

    14. Sh. H.K.L. Capoor

    Feb.18, 1985

    March 5, 1990

    15. Sh. J.P.Gupta

    March 5, 1990

    June 2, 1992

    16. Mrs. R.M.Bathew (Kharbuli)

    Sept. 23, 1992

    Aug. 23, 1996

    17. Sh. S.J.S. Chhatwal

    Aug. 23, 1996

    Sept. 30, 1996

    18. Sh. J.M. Qureshi

    Sept. 30, 1996

    Dec. 11, 1998

    19. Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Surinder Nath

    Dec. 11, 1998

    June 25, 2002

    20. Sh. P.C. Hota

    June 25, 2002

    Sept. 8, 2003

    21. Sh. Mata Prasad

    Sept. 8, 2003

    Jan.4, 2005

    22. S. R. Hashim

    January, 2005    

    April, 2006

    23. D. P. Agrawal

    August, 2008     

    August, 2014

    24. Rajni Razdan

    August, 2014

    November, 2014

    25. Deepak Gupta

    November, 2014

    September, 2016

    26. Alka Sirohi

    September 21 , 2016

    January 3, 2017

    27. David R. Syiemlieh

    January 4, 2017

    January  21, 2018

    28. Vinay Mittal

    January 22 , 2018

    June  19, 2018

    Till date there have been 28 chairmen of the UPSC. Mr. Vinay Mittal is the current Chairman of the UPSC and he will hold the office till June 19, 2018.

    The constitution of India does not specify the strength of the commission and has left the matter to the discretion of the President. The commission is usually consists of the 9 to11 members including the Chairman.

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