New Delhi: Puneet Yadav (IAS) is set to be Joint Secretary in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). He was recommended for the Central deputation by the state government of West Bengal. According to an order from the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), he has been selected for the appointment under the Central Staffing Scheme for a period of five years, with effect from the date of taking over charge of the post, until further orders, whichever is earlier. Yadav is a 1999-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of West Bengal cadre. Currently, he is serving as Secretary in Industry, Commerce & Enterprises with the govt of West Bengal.
Education & background
Yadav is an alumnus of St. Peter's College Agra. He completed B-Tech in Textile Technology from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT Delhi). He also has completed a Fellow Management Programme in Finance & Accounting from Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A) and an MBA in Finance & Marketing from Indian School of Business. He has held various important positions in the state government of West Bengal which includes Joint Chief Electoral Officer, Managing Director of West Bengal Medical Services Corporation Limited, Additional Secretary & Secretary in Finance Department and District Magistrate of Darjeeling among others. He has hands-on experience in state-wide policy preparation, planning and implementation of departmental schemes, election matters and healthcare.
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.
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