Who is Manoj Soni, the new Chairman of UPSC?

Manoj Soni has been sworn in as the Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Dive in to know everything about him here.

Who is Manoj Soni, the new Chairman of UPSC?

Who is Manoj Soni, the new Chairman of UPSC?

The Union Public Service Commission is India’s premier central recruitment agency, responsible for the recruitment of all Group ‘A’ officers under the Government of India. UPSC conducts various exams like Civil Services Exam and NDA Exam every year. This is considered one of the most difficult tests in the world and is required to pass to hold the highest-ranking government official position.

UPSC consists of a Chairman and a number of members appointed by the President of India. Recently, Manoj Soni was sworn in as UPSC Chairman. He has been serving as chairman since April 2022. You can know all about Manoj Soni here.

Today Dr. Manoj Soni took oath of office and secrecy as the Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission.

Read here: https://t.co/aWNiJw8frF

— PIB India (@PIB_India)
May 16, 2023

UPSC Chairman

The Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission is appointed by the President of India. There can be 9 to 11 members in UPSC, including the chairman. The term of office of any member is limited to six years or until age 65. The Constitution of India has made provisions relating to UPSC in Articles 315 to 323 of Part XIV. UPSC is one of the few institutions in India that operates with full autonomy and freedom.

You can check the list of all UPSC Chairman here, along with current chairman Manoj Soni.

Who is Dr. Manoj Soni? Age, Life, Career and more

  • Dr. Manoj Soni was born on February 17, 1965 in Mumbai.
  • Dr. Soni is an educationist currently holding the post of UPSC chairman. He joined the Commission on 28 June 2017 and took over as chairman from 5 April 2022, taking over from his predecessor Pradeep Kumar Joshi.
  • Mr. Soni was sworn in as UPSC chairman on Tuesday, May 16, 2016. Gujarat State IAS Officer, BB Swain, Secretary, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and Suman Sharma from the income tax officer of the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) has also recently joined as a member of UPSC.
  • Before his appointment, he taught International Relations at Sardar Patel University (SPU), Vallabh Vidyanagar.
  • Dr. Soni is a political science scholar with a specialization in international relations studies.
  • He has served as vice-chancellor of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University (BAOU) and Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MSU Baroda).
  • He also served on the boards of several institutions of higher education and public administration.
  • As of 2020, he also serves as a monk/Nishkam Karmayogi (altruistic worker) in the Anoopam Mission of the Swaminarayan movement in Gujarat.
  • In 2015, Dr. Soni was honored by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, London, UK with the World Education Congress Global Award for Distance Learning Leadership.

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