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New Delhi : Newly appointed Chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Prof (Dr.) Pradeep Kumar Joshi on August 9, 2020,  made a courtesy call on Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh. This was Joshi’s first meeting with the Minister after he assumed office as head of the prestigious Commission on August 7, 2020.

Prof Joshi is a noted academician with a distinguished 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, according to a PIB release.

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.