Alka Sirohi: New UPSC Chairman


IAS officer Alka Sirohi is appointed as chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) by the President Pranab Mukherjee according to the Article 316 of Constitution.She has succeeded Deepak Gupta.

Image of Alka Sirohi

Image of Alka Sirohi

Image of Alka Sirohi

  • She will serve as chairmen up to 3rd January 2017 until completion of her term.

About Alka Sirohi

  • Alka Sirohi is a retired IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre.
  • She was member of the UPSC from January 2012 and prior to this she was serving as Secretary at Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

About Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

  • UPSC is constitutional body of the prestigious civil services examination which conducted every year to appoint IAS, IFS and IPS officers.
  • It was established under Article 315 to 323 of Part XIV of the Constitution and consists of a Chairman and ten Members which can be appointed and removed by President.
  • The chairman and members of the Commission generally serve for six years or until they attain the retirement age of 65 years whichever is earlier.
  • It is the main body which conducts the prestigious civil services examination for selection of officers for:
  1. Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
  2. Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
  3. Indian Police Service (IPS)
  • This is one of the toughest examinations in India with only 0.1%-0.3 % success rate.
  • Other members are: Manbir Singh, David R Syiemlieh, former Navy Vice Chief DK Dewan, Chhatar Singh, Prof Hem Chandra, Vinay Mittal, Arvind Saxena and Prof Pradeep Kumar Joshi.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 20, 2016