New Delhi: Pradeep Kumar Joshi, presently member, Union Public Service Commission, took the oath of office and secrecy as Chairman, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), here on Friday. He was member of the UPSC.  The oath was administered by Arvind Saxena, outgoing chairman of the Commission.

Prof.(Dr.) Joshi joined the Commission as Member on 12/05/2015. Prior to joining the Commission, he held the post of chairman, Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission and Chairman, Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission. He also served as Director, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA). In his illustrious academic career, Prof.(Dr.) Joshi taught more than 28 years at post-graduation level and held many important positions in various policy making, academic and administrative bodies.

A specialist in the field of Financial Management, Prof.(Dr.) Joshi has published and presented research papers in several national and international conferences and seminars.