Former Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi has been appointed as a member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Bassi’s appointment to the job, which is a constitutional post with tenure of five years, came three months after he retired as the capital’s top cop.
A 1977-batch IPS officer of Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre, Bassi will hold the new post till February, 2021. Under the Constitution, a member of the UPSC can have a maximum tenure of six years or till he attains the age of 65 years.
AlkaSirohi, David R Syiemlieh, Manbir Singh, former Navy Vice Chief D K Dewan, Vinay Mittal, Chhatar Singh, Prof Hem Chandra, ArvindSaxena and Prof Pradeep Kumar Joshi are other members of the UPSC, which is headed by Deepak Gupta as its chairman.
The members of the commission are mainly experts drawn from various streams which include the IAS, IPS and other all India services.