Dr Manoj Soni appointed as Chairman of UPSC

Dr Manoj Soni appointed as Chairman of UPSC – Academician and former Vice-Chancellor, Dr Manoj Soni has been appointed as the Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). the appointment of Manoj Soni will come with effect from April 05, 2022, and will serve up to June 27, 2023.

  • He has replaced Pradip Kumar Joshi.
  • Manoj has served as the Vice-chancellor of two universities, namely Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University and MSU of Baroda.

List of Chairmen of the UPSC (1926-2022)

Chairman NameDate of JoiningDate of Retirement
Sir Ross BarkerOctober 1926August 1932
Sir David PetrieAugust 19321936
Sir Eyre Gorden19371942
Sir F.W. Robertson19421947
Sh. H.K. KripalaniApril 1, 1947January 13, 1949
Sh. R.N. BanerjeeJanuary 14, 1949May 9, 1955
Sh. N. GovindarajanMay 9, 1955Dec. 9, 1955
Sh. V.S.HejmadiDec. 9, 1955Dec. 9,  1961
Sh. B.N.JhaDec. 11, 1961Feb.22, 1967
Sh. K.R. DamleApril 18, 1967March 2, 1971
Sh. R.C.S. SarkarMay1,1971Feb.1, 1973
Dr. A.R.KidwaiFeb. 5, 1973Feb. 4, 1979
Dr.M.L. Shahare Feb.16, 1979Feb.16, 1985
Sh. H.K.L. CapoorFeb.18, 1985March 5, 1990
Sh. J.P.GuptaMarch 5, 1990June 2, 1992
Mrs. R.M.Bathew (Kharbuli)Sept. 23, 1992Aug. 23, 1996
Sh. S.J.S. ChhatwalAug. 23, 1996Sept. 30, 1996
Sh. J.M. QureshiSept. 30, 1996Dec. 11, 1998
Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Surinder NathDec. 11, 1998June 25, 2002
Sh. P.C. HotaJune 25, 2002Sept. 8, 2003
Sh. Mata PrasadSept. 8, 2003Jan.4, 2005
S. R. HashimJanuary 2005    April 2006
D. P. AgrawalAugust 2008     August 2014
Rajni RazdanAugust, 2014November, 2014
Deepak GuptaNovember 2014September 2016
Alka SirohiSeptember 21, 2016January 3, 2017
David R. SyiemliehJanuary 4, 2017January  21, 2018
Vinay MittalJanuary 22, 2018June  19, 2018
Arvind SaxenaJune 20, 2018 August 6, 2020
Pradeep Kumar JoshiAugust 7, 2020April 4, 2022
Manoj SoniApril 5, 2022June 27, 2023

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