Former Health Secretary Preeti Sudan appointed as a UPSC member

Former Health Secretary Preeti Sudan is appointed as a member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Preeti Sudan is a 1983 batch (retired) IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre, and will be administered the oath of office of the UPSC member.

  • In July 2020, She superannuated as the health secretary.
  • She also served in Women and Child Development and Defence Ministries.
  • She also made her notable contribution to major flagship programs of the country — Beti Bachao Beti Padhao and Ayushman Bharat — apart from legislation on National Medical Commission, Allied Health Professional Commission, and ban on e-cigarettes.



  • Every year, UPSC conducts civil services examinations in three stages — preliminary, main, and interview.
  • Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others are selected.

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