Manoj Soni became the new chairman of UPSC

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  • Educationist Manoj Soni has been sworn in as the 31st chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on 16 May 2023.
  • Manoj Soni, who joined the commission as a member on June 28, 2017, is performing the duties of UPSC chairman with effect from April 5, 2022.
  • He has replaced the 30th Chairman Pradeep Kumar Joshi.
  • Prior to joining UPSC, Dr Soni studied Political Science with specialization in International Relation Studies and earned doctorate in “ Post-Cold War International Systemic Transition and Indo-US Relations” from Sardar Patel University.
  • He served a total of three terms as Vice-Chancellor of the M.S. University of Baroda (one term) and Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Gujarat for two terms.
  • He has been the youngest-ever Vice Chancellor in independent India.
  • Dr Soni has earned a number of recognitions and awards and has significant publications to his credit.  

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