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Bidyut Bihari Swain takes Oath of Office and Secrecy as Member, UPSC

Bidyut Bihari Swain, IAS (GJ:1988) was administered the oath of office and secrecy as a member of UPSC by Dr. Manoj Soni, Chairman, UPSC.

Bidyut Bihari Swain, IAS (GJ:1988) was administered the oath of office and secrecy as a member of UPSC by Dr. Manoj Soni, Chairman, UPSC.

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An Overview of the News

  • Bidyut B. Swain joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1988 in the Gujarat cadre.
  • Between 1989 and 2018, he served the Government of Gujarat in various positions at the district and state levels.
  • In 2018, he joined the Government of India as Additional Secretary in the Department of Commerce, overseeing Special Economic Zones and trade negotiations with CIS countries.
  • He also served in positions such as Chairman of the Kimberley Protocol and Commissioner General of India for the World Expo-Dubai.
  • In 2020, he was promoted to Special Secretary in the Department of Commerce, responsible for the Trade Policy Division and the CIS and OCEANIA Divisions.
  • He also served as the Director General of Trade Remedies.
  • From January 2021 to May 2023, he served as the Secretary in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

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About UPSC

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is a constitutional body in India that is responsible for conducting examinations and recruiting personnel for various prestigious positions in the government.

  • Purpose: The primary role of UPSC is to conduct examinations for the appointment of candidates to the All India Services, Central Services, and Group A and Group B posts in the government of India.
  • Recruitment Exams: UPSC conducts several competitive examinations, including the Civil Services Examination (CSE), which is one of the most prestigious exams in the country. The CSE is held annually and is used to select candidates for positions such as Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), and other central government services.
  • Other Examinations: Apart from the Civil Services Examination, UPSC also conducts various other examinations such as the Engineering Services Examination, Combined Defense Services Examination, National Defense Academy Examination, Naval Academy Examination, Combined Medical Services Examination, and others.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The eligibility criteria for UPSC examinations vary depending on the exam. Generally, candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or institution to be eligible to appear for the exams.
  • Selection Process: The selection process involves multiple stages, including a preliminary examination (objective type), a main examination (descriptive type), and a personal interview. The final selection is based on the candidate’s performance in these stages and the preferences they indicate for the available services.

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