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Bharat Bhushan Vyas Appointed as New Member of UPSC

On 13 December 2018, Bharat Bhushan Vyas has joined as a member of the Union Public Service Commission.
Bharat Bhushan Vyas Appointed as New Member of UPSC
  • UPSC Chairman Arvind Saxena administered him the oath of office and secrecy.
  • Bharat Bhushan Vyas has become the first IAS officer from J&K cadre to join any constitutional body.
  • His tenure will be of three years.

About Bharat Bhushan Vyas:

  • He is an IAS officer of the 1986 batch, and served Jammu and Kashmir for 32 years.
  • He retired as Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • He served on prominent posts including Principal Secretary Finance, Srinagar Deputy Commissioner and Divisional commissioner.

About Union Public Service Commission:

  • UPSC is a central recruiting agency in India which derived its mandate from Article 315 to 323 in Part XIV of the Indian Constitution.
  • UPSC consists of a Chairman and four other members appointed by the President of India.
  • The term of the Chairman and members of UPSC is of six years or until they attain the age of 65 years.
  • According to Constitution, UPSC is the 'watch - dog' of merit system in India.

Question:

Q. On 13 December 2018, who has joined as a member of the Union Public Service Commission?
a. Bharat Bhushan Arora
b. Bharat Bhushan Mishra
c. Bharat Bhushan Vyas
d. None of the above
Bharat Bhushan Vyas Appointed as New Member of UPSC Bharat Bhushan Vyas Appointed as New Member of UPSC Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on December 17, 2018 Rating: 5

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