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Himanshu Kumar set to be Joint Secretary of UPSC

Himanshu Kumar (ITS 1998 batch) has been selected for appointment as Joint Secretary of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
New Delhi: Himanshu Kumar (ITS) is set to be Joint Secretary (Director level) of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Delhi. According to an order from the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), he has been selected for appointment as Joint Secretary of the UPSC under the Central Staffing Scheme for a period of five years from the date of taking over charge of the post or until further orders, whichever is earlier. Kumar is an Indian Telecommunication Services (ITS) officer of 1998-batch. Prior to this, he was also recommended for Central deputation by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT).
Himanshu Kumar is an Indian Telecommunication Services (ITS) officer of 1998-batch. Prior to this, he was also recommended for Central deputation by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT)

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is India's premier central recruiting agency. It is responsible for appointments to and examinations for all India services and group A and group B of Central services. The DoPT is the central personnel agency in India. The agency's charter is granted by Part XIV of the Constitution of India, titled as Services Under the Union and the States. The commission is mandated by the Constitution for appointments to the services of the Union and all Indian services. It is also required to be consulted by the government in matters relating to the appointment, transfer, promotion and disciplinary matters. The commission reports directly to the President and can advise the government through him. Although, such advice is not binding on the government. Being a constitutional authority, UPSC is amongst the few institutions which function with both autonomy and freedom, along with the country’s higher judiciary and lately, the Election Commission.