Do not appoint police officer as acting DGP

The Supreme Court restricted the choice of State governments to appoint their Directors General of Police. Instead, State governments should henceforth send their proposals for DGPs to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) three months before the incumbent is due to retire. The UPSC will prepare a panel of officers fit to be DGP in the State concerned and send them back.

Saxena appointed acting UPSC chief

UPSC member Arvind Saxena has been appointed as the acting Chairman of the commission from June 20. Saxena, a 1978-batch Indian Postal Service officer, will take over the charge from incumbent Vinay Mittal who completes his term at the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on June 19. Saxena joined the UPSC in May, 2015 after he completed his stint in the Aviation Research Centre (ARC).

New Chairman of UPSC appointed

Mr. Deepak Gupta succeeded Ms. Rajni Razdan as the new Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Nov. 23, 2014. A retired IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre, Mr. Gupta is the first non-UPSC member to be appointed as the Chairman of the Commission.