Retired Army officer Raj Shukla has been appointed as a member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The UPSC recommends candidates to the government for appointment to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and the Central Services — Group A and Group B.
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About the Lt. Gen. Shukla:
- Lt. Gen. Shukla, a recipient of the Param Vishisht Seva Medal in 2021, has a career spanning over four decades in the Indian Army. He commanded an Infantry Brigade in counter-insurgency operations, the Baramulla Division along the Line of Control in the Kashmir Valley, and a Pivot Corps along the western borders.
- An alumnus of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington; the College of Defence Management, Secunderabad; and the National Defence College, New Delhi, the retired Army officer has served two tenures at the Military Operations Directorate. He has also been Commandant of the Indian Army’s prestigious training establishment and think tank, the Army War College.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- UPSC Chairperson: Manoj Soni;
- UPSC Founded: 1 October 1926.