Dr. Manoj Soni, who has a record of being the youngest-ever vice-chancellor has now been appointed as the UPSC chairman. By India Today Education Desk: On Tuesday, Dr. Manoj Soni took the oath of office and secrecy as the new UPSC Chairman.
By India Today Education Desk: On Tuesday, Dr. Manoj Soni took the oath of office and secrecy as the new UPSC Chairman. With his vast experience as an educationist, Dr. Soni brings valuable expertise to his new role. He had previously served as a member of the UPSC since June 28, 2017.
Soni awards and recognitions
In 2013, he was conferred with the rare honour of “Honorary Mayor-President of the City of Baton Rouge” by the Mayor-President of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, for his exemplary leadership in empowering disadvantaged section of society with IT literacy.
In 2015, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, London, UK, honoured him with the World Education Congress Global Award for Distance Learning Leadership.
Soni has in the past served on the Boards of Governors of several institutions of higher education and public administration. He was also a member of a quasi-judicial body constituted by an Act of the Gujarat Legislature, which regulates the fee structure of the un-aided professional intuitions in Gujarat.
All about UPSC
UPSC is a Constitutional Body under Article 315-323 Part XIV Chapter II of the Constitution of India to discharge their duties, functions and obligations assigned under Article 320. The UPSC conducts various examinations in accordance with the Rules of examination as notified by the Government of India in a just, fair and impartial manner for making a merit based selection and recommendation of candidates for various Group A and Group B Services of the Govt. of India.
The UPSC is a highly respected institution in India and its reputation is based on its commitment to merit, excellence, and impartiality. The Commission has played a major role in the development of India and its contribution to the country is immense.
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