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Arvind Saxena sworn in as UPSC Chairman

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Senior civil servant was sworn in as the of the (UPSC) on Thursday, the Ministry of Personnel, said.

He was appointed to the post following a order issued on Wednesday.

The term of his appointment will be till August 7, 2020, when he attains the age of 65 years or till further orders whichever is earlier, the Ministry said.

Saxena joined the Commission as a member on May 8, 2015, and was later appointed to perform the duties of the this June 20.

He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Pradeep Kumar Joshi, the senior most member of the Commission.

A student of civil engineering from the and M. Tech in from IIT-New Delhi, Saxena was selected for the and joined the in 1978.

In 1988, he joined the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), where he specialised in the study of strategic developments in neighbouring countries, including Nepal, and

Saxena is a recipient of awards for Meritorious Services (2005) and Distinguished Services (2012) in recognition of his exemplary work and unblemished service record in the RAW.



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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 15:48 IST