India’s premier central recruiting agency, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) celebrated its 93rd Foundation Day in the national capital on October 1st.
The celebration of the 93rd foundation of UPSC was organised in the Ayog Sachivalaya Building within the Commission’s premises. The celebration was attended by former Chairmen and Members of the Commission who were invited by the Commission as Guests of Honour. The Secretary, UPSC, Shri Rakesh Gupta welcomed the guests on the occasion.
The Chairman, UPSC, Shri Arvind Saxena, addressed the guests and the attendees and expressed his gratitude to the former Chairmen and members of the Commission for gracing the occasion and reinforcing the Commission’s core foundation of tradition and continuity which gives UPSC its strong image of trustworthiness and maintaining the highest standards of integrity. The chairman emphasised on the rich and diverse professional backgrounds, the intelligence and wisdom and the highest standards of integrity, which the members bring to the Commission which, alongwith their active oversight over all its functions, provides the base of constructing this Institution. He also said the audience about the achievements and the new initiatives being undertaken by the Commission and informed that the Commission has been continuously looking at its own systems and is open to discussion and suggestions for improvements in critical areas like conduct of examination, recruitments, and evaluation through interviews.
The function was followed by cultural programmes which was organised by the Officers and Staff of the Commission, which included devotional song, Folk Dance, Vocal performance and Drums.
UPSC was established in October1,1926 and is responsible for appointments to and examinations for All India services and group A & group B of Central services which includes top government services like IAS, IPS, IFS etc. The commission works under Department of Personnel and Training.