Alok Verma takes oath as new chairman of Haryana Public Service Commission

The 1989-batch IFS officer, a resident of Bihar, took premature retirement to join the coveted post

Alok Verma takes oath as new chairman of Haryana Public Service Commission

Indian Foreign Service officer Alok Verma. Photo credit: Twitter/@DiprHaryana.

Chandigarh, October 23

Indian Forest Service officer Alok Verma on Friday took oath as the new chairman of the Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC).

Haryana Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya administered the oath of office to Verma at a ceremony held at Raj Bhawan here, an official statement said.

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Speaker Gian Chand Gupta and Education Minister Kanwar Pal were among others who were present at the event.

The 1989-batch IFS officer, a resident of Bihar, took premature retirement to join the coveted post. HPSC is responsible for the recruitment of ‘Group A’ officers in state government departments.

The 56-year-old officer, who was Khattar’s aide-de-camp (Tour) during his first term as chief minister, will have a six-year term as HPSC chairman. He succeeded R K Pachnanda.

Senior Congress leaders Aftab Ahmed and B B Batra hit out at the BJP-JJP government over Verma’s appointment, questioning whether there was no one from the state who was competent to head the commission.    

In a joint statement, they claimed that the state government is advocating 75 per cent reservation in jobs for Haryana natives but appointing people from other states to head the state’s public service commission, a constitutional post. PTI

Top Stories

Farmers' unions reject govt's offer to form committee to discuss new farm laws

Farmers' unions reject govt's offer to form committee to discuss new farm laws

Govt asks farmer unions to submit specific issues in farm la...

Govt will reach a solution after discussing their issues, Tomar says before meeting farmers

Govt will reach a solution after discussing their issues, Tomar says before meeting farmers

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Railways an...

Punjab farmers' body refuses to attend meeting with Centre

Punjab farmers' body refuses to attend meeting with Centre

KMSC is one of the 32 Punjab farmers' bodies invited for tal...

Unwarranted, says MEA after Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s comments on farmers' stir

Unwarranted, says MEA after Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s comments on farmers' stir

Diplomatic exchange comes weeks after PM Modi sought Canadia...

Never said whole nation will be inoculated with COVID vaccine: Centre

Never said whole nation will be inoculated with COVID vaccine: Centre

Says recent adverse event during the Serum Institute trial w...

Cities

View All