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List of Former Chairmen of the UPSC

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is the central recruiting agency in India. It is an independent constitutional body. Articles 315 to 323 in the Part XIV of the constitution contain elaborate provisions regarding the composition of the UPSC.

UPSC is consists of the Chairman and the members appointed by the President of the India. Chairman and the members of the UPSC hold the office for a term of 6 years or till the age of 65 years.
Sir Ross Barker was the first Chairman of the UPSC, who joined in October, 1926 and hold the post till August, 1932.
(Sir Ross Barker)

List of all the chairmen of the UPSC is as follows;

Chairman Name

Date of Joining

Date of Retirement

1.Sir Ross Barker

October, 1926

August, 1932

2. Sir David Petrie

August, 1932

1936

3. Sir Eyre Gorden

1937

1942

4. Sir F.W. Robertson

1942

1947

5. Sh. H.K. Kripalani

April  1,1947

January 13,1949

6. Sh. R.N. Banerjee

January 14,1949

May 9, 1955

7. Sh. N. Govindarajan

May 9, 1955

Dec. 9, 1955

8. Sh. V.S.Hejmadi

Dec. 9, 1955

Dec. 9,  1961

9. Sh. B.N.Jha

Dec. 11, 1961

Feb.22, 1967

10. Sh. K.R. Damle

April 18,1967

March 2, 1971

11. Sh. R.C.S. Sarkar

May1,1971

Feb.1, 1973

12. Dr. A.R.Kidwai

Feb. 5, 1973

Feb. 4, 1979

13. Dr.M.L. Shahare

 Feb.16, 1979

Feb.16, 1985

14. Sh. H.K.L. Capoor

Feb.18, 1985

March 5, 1990

15. Sh. J.P.Gupta

March 5, 1990

June 2, 1992

16. Mrs. R.M.Bathew (Kharbuli)

Sept. 23, 1992

Aug. 23, 1996

17. Sh. S.J.S. Chhatwal

Aug. 23, 1996

Sept. 30, 1996

18. Sh. J.M. Qureshi

Sept. 30, 1996

Dec. 11, 1998

19. Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Surinder Nath

Dec. 11, 1998

June 25, 2002

20. Sh. P.C. Hota

June 25, 2002

Sept. 8, 2003

21. Sh. Mata Prasad

Sept. 8, 2003

Jan.4, 2005

22. S. R. Hashim

January, 2005    

April, 2006

23. D. P. Agrawal

August, 2008     

August, 2014

24. Rajni Razdan

August, 2014

November, 2014

25. Deepak Gupta

November, 2014

September, 2016

26. Alka Sirohi

September 21 , 2016

January 3, 2017

27. David R. Syiemlieh

January 4, 2017

January  21, 2018

28. Vinay Mittal

January 22 , 2018

June  19, 2018

Till date there have been 28 chairmen of the UPSC. Mr. Vinay Mittal is the current Chairman of the UPSC and he will hold the office till June 19, 2018.

The constitution of India does not specify the strength of the commission and has left the matter to the discretion of the President. The commission is usually consists of the 9 to11 members including the Chairman.

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