Arvind Saxena has been appointed as chairman of the Union Public Service Commission. The term of his appointment will be till 7 August, 2020, when he attains the age of 65 years or till further orders whichever is earlier.
He joined UPSC as a Member on May 8, 2015, and has been working as acting head of the UPSC since June 20, 2018.
Prior to joining UPSC as Member, Mr Saxena was working as Director of the Aviation Research Centre (ARC).
A student of civil engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering and an MTech in systems management from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, Saxena was selected for the civil services and joined the Indian Postal Service in 1978.
Saxena has served in different countries and in the states of Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.
A recipient of awards for meritorious services (2005) and distinguished services (2012), Saxena has travelled extensively in India and abroad.