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Four IAS officers are retiring by April-& one of them could be chosen for the post
Lucknow: The Yogi government is all set to appoint a new chairman for the UP State Public Service Commission (UPPSC) with the incumbent Prabhat Kumar’s term coming to an end on April 17.
According to sources, the last date for applying was April 10 and more than a dozen serving and former civil servants had applied for the plum job.
“The selection panel has sent the names of short-listed candidates to the chief minister’s office and a final decision could be taken within a week,” said an official privy to the developments.
After announcing the latest results for UPPSC candidates, Kumar, according to sources, has proceeded on leave and may be headed for a new important assignment by the Yogi government.
Four senior IAS officers in Uttar Pradesh are retiring by April-end and one of them could be chosen for the UPPSC chief job. They are Deepak Trivedi, Chairman of Revenue Board, Preeti Shukla, Rakesh Kumar Singh and Yogesh
Kumar Shukla all retiring on April 30.
But according to sources, the front-runner, who may ultimately bag the top job, is a serving IAS officer, who enjoys the backing of the BJP high command.
With the State gearing up for assembly elections in less than a year’s time, the ruling party wants that the man in the hot-seat should have at least a full five year time in case Uttar Pradesh gets a fractured mandate in 2022.