New Chairman UPSC calls on Dr Jitendra Singh

NEW DELHI: Newly appointed Chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Prof (Dr.) Pradeep Kumar Joshi today called on Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh and discussed a number of issues related to the Commission as well as different selection processes in pipeline for near future.

This was Joshi's first meeting with the Minister after he assumed office as head of the prestigious Commission on Friday.

Pertinent to mention that Prof Joshi is a noted academician with an exchequered career, during which he held a number of important assignments including Director, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), Chairman Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission and Chairman Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission.

An eminent academician and researcher, he has more than 28 years of teaching experience in various Universities and national institutes, after he obtained his Ph.D. Degree in Commerce in 1981 from Kanpur University.

Wishing him a successful and productive tenure as Chairman of UPSC, Dr Jitendra Singh expressed the confidence that Prof Joshi's academic background and scholarly bent of mind will serve as a healthy influence on the working of the Commission. He said, UPSC is a body which enjoys a high degree of credibility and respect, and its functioning is based on sound traditions and practices.

Professor Joshi thanked the Minister for his good wishes and said that even in the past, whenever he had met Dr. Jitendra Singh, he experienced a common bonding because both of them come from a teaching background and academic disposition.

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