Ex-IAS officer from AP cadre appointed as chairman PSC

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Satish Chandra to head PSC till Nov 19, 2023

Srinagar, Jun 04: The Jammu & Kashmir Government on Saturday appointed Satish Chandra (retired IAS officer) of Andhra Pradesh cadre as chairman of Jammu & Kashmir Public Service Commission.

In a notification, a copy of which is in possession of news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Lieutenant Governer Manoj Sinha ordered appointment of Satish Chandra, IAS (retired), as Chairman, Public Service Commission for the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

“In exercise of powers conferred by Section 93 of the Jammu and Kashmir Re-organization Act, 2019, and S.O. 3937 (E) dated 31Sst October, 2019, read with Order issued in terms of sub-clause (i) of clause (c) of the Proclamation issued by the President dated 31st October, 2019, the Lieutenant Governor of Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir is pleased to appoint Mr. Satish Chandra, IAS (Rtd.), as Chairman, Public Service Commission for the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir,” reads the notification.

As per notification, Chandra shall hold the position of the chairman, Public Service Commission, till he attains the age of sixty two years.

This means he would hold the position till November 19, 2023.

Chandra, an IAS officer of 1986 batch, attained superannuation in November 2021.

According to the notification, his appointment shall take effect from the date he assumes the office.

Chandra, who has held several key positions in AP, also served as special chief secretary to the Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu.

He also served as joint secretary in Union Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers from 2008 to 2013—(KNO)