Arvind Saxena appointed as acting Chairman of UPSC | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2018

Arvind Saxena appointed as acting Chairman of UPSC

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Government has appointed Union Public Service Commission member Arvind Saxena as the acting chairman of the commission from 20 June.

As per the official order, Saxena will perform the duties of the post of Chairman, UPSC with effect from June 20 till further orders or till completion of his tenure on August 7, 2020.

Saxena, 1978-batch Indian Postal Service officer, will take over the charge from incumbent Vinay Mittal who completes his term at the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on June 19. Saxena joined the UPSC in May, 2015, following his stint at the Aviation Research Centre (ARC) – the aviation wing of the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW).

The officer has also worked in the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) after he joined it in 1988 and specialised in the study of strategic developments in neighbouring countries.

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