Former Health Secretary Preeti Sudan (Retd.IAS:1983:AP) has been appointed as a member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). She retired as health secretary in July 2020. She also served in the Women and Child Development and Defence Ministries. In her cadre state Andhra Pradesh, she handled finance and planning, disaster management, tourism, and agriculture.
The UPSC is headed by a chairperson and can have a maximum of 10 members. The UPSC conducts civil services examinations annually in three stages — preliminary, main, and interview.