Pradeep Kumar Joshi has been appointed as the new chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). His tenure has been fixed till 04 April 2022. Joshi became a member of UPSC on May 12, 2015. The outgoing chairman of the UPSC, Arvind Saxena, administered the oath of office and secrecy on Friday. Before becoming a member of UPSC, he was the chairman of Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission and Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission.
According to a statement, he has also served as the director of the National Institute of Education Planning and Administration. “In his illustrious academic career, Professor Joshi taught at the Masters level for over 28 years and served in several important positions in academic and administrative bodies,” the statement said.