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👩‍✈️ Who is UPSC Chairman? Find Out About the Man Here!

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Hello, I am Professor Owl🦉, and today in this blog, I am going to tell you who is UPSC exam chairman. The UPSC chairman is the head of the Union Public Service Commission. The UPSC chairman is the person who is appointed by the president of India. There have been multiple UPSC chairman(s) to date. Let’s explore them in the given blog.

👮‍♀️ Who is UPSC Chairman (Year 1926-2024)?

Below is the list of the UPSC Chairman from the Year 1926 till now.

  • Dr. Manoj Soni is the current UPSC Chairman.
UPSC Chairman ListTenure
Sir Ross BarkerOctober 1926 – August 1932
Sir David PetrieAugust 1932 – 1936
Sir Eyre Gorden1937 – 1942
Sir F. W. Robertson1942 – 1947
H. K. KripalaniApril 1, 1947 – January 13, 1949
R. N. BanerjeeJanuary 14, 1949 – May 9, 1955
N. GovindarajanMay 10, 1955 – December 9, 1955
V. S. HejmadiDecember 10, 1955 – December 9, 1961
B. N. JhaDecember 11, 1961 – February 22, 1967
K. R. DamleApril 18, 1967 – March 2, 1971
Ranadhir Chandra Sarma SarkarMay 11, 1971 – February 1, 1973
Akhlaqur Rahman KidwaiFebruary 5, 1973 – February 4, 1979
M. L. ShahareFebruary 16, 1979 – February 16, 1985
H. K. L. CapoorFebruary 18, 1985 – March 5, 1990
J. P. GuptaMarch 5, 1990 – June 2, 1992
R. M. BathewSeptember 23, 1992 – August 23, 1996
S. J. S. ChhatwalAugust 23, 1996 – September 30, 1996
J. M. QureshiSeptember 30, 1996 – December 11, 1998
Surendra NathDecember 11, 1998 – June 25, 2002
Purna Chandra HotaJune 25, 2002 – September 2003
Mata PrasadSeptember 2003 – January 2005
S. R. HashimJanuary 4, 2005 – April 1, 2006
Gurbachan JagatApril 1, 2006 – June 30, 2007
Subir DuttaJune 30, 2007 – August 16, 2008
D. P. AgrawalAugust 16, 2008 – August 2014
Rajni RazdanAugust 16, 2014 – November 21, 2014
Deepak GuptaNovember 22, 2014 – September 20, 2016
Alka SirohiSeptember 21, 2016 – January 3, 2017
David R. SyiemliehJanuary 4, 2017 – January 21, 2018
Vinay MittalJanuary 22, 2018 – June 19, 2018
Arvind SaxenaJune 20, 2018 – August 24th, 2020
Pradeep Kumar JoshiAugust 25th, 2020 – April 4th 2022
Dr. Manoj SoniApril 05, 2022- till date

Also Read: How to Prepare for UPSC 2024 at Home?

📃 Who is UPSC Chariman? – Roles and Responsibilities

A UPSC is the chief executive appointed by the president of India. Here are some key roles and responsibilities of a UPSC chairman.

  • To Conduct Examinations: The most prominent duty of a UPSC chairman is to set question papers, appoint the examiners, and ensure that the whole examination process is conducted with utmost integrity.
  • Recruiting Top Talent: The most important role in selecting the best candidates to serve the nation with pride. 
  • Role of an Advisory: The UPSC chairman acts as the advisor to the president and government on matters related to recruitment, appointments, and disciplinary actions.
  • Set Exam Standards: The chairman also helps to set the standards and guidelines for the examinations.
  • Communicate with Government: If required, the chairman is also required to communicate with government officials on matters including recruitment, appointments, and disciplinary actions.

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FAQs

What are the roles and responsibilities of a UPSC Chairman?

There are various roles and responsibilities of a UPSC chairman including recruiting sharp and smart brains for the nation and more. 

Who appoints a UPSC Chairman?

The President of India appoints a UPSC Chairman.

Who is the current UPSC Chairman?

Dr. Manoj Saini is the current UPSC Chairman.

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