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Uttarakhand Public Service Commission
Formation15 May 2001; 22 years ago (2001-05-15)
TypeCivil Service Recruitment Agency
Region served
Uttarakhand, India
Dr. Rakesh Kumar (IAS)[1]

[2] The Uttarakhand Public Service Commission or UKPSC is the state agency authorized to conduct the Civil Services Examination for entry-level appointments to the various Civil Services of state of Uttarakhand.

The Uttarakhand Public Service Commission has been constituted under the provisions of Article 315 of the Constitution of India by the Governor of Uttarakhand vide notification no. 247/1 Personnel 2001 dated 14th March, 2001 (Annexure 1). The commission came into existence on 15th May, 2001. The sanctioned strength of the Commission is the Chairperson and six Members (Annexure 2).

The functioning of the Uttarakhand Public Service Commission is governed by the Uttarakhand Public Service Commission Procedure and Conduct of Business Rules 2013 {under section 11 of the U.P. prepared by the Public Service Commission Uttarakhand. State Public Service Commission (Regulation of Procedure) Act, 1985 Uttarakhand Adaptation and Modification Order, 2002}

Examinations conducted

List of Examinations Conducted by the Uttarakhand Public Service Commission time to time. (Direct recruitment through interviews only as per the service rules of various posts)

  1. Combined State/Upper Subordinate Preliminary Examination.
  2. Combined State/Upper Subordinate Main Examination.


The commission was embroiled in a job scam in 2022, when it was revealed that the exam papers of the Patwari exam were leaked by commission officers in collusion with other people.[3] Ironically, the UKPSC had been given responsibility of conducting papers after the Uttarakhand Subordinate Service Selection Commission had been found involved in similar corruption and divested of its powers. A total of 36 candidates[4] were found to have accessed the question bank after section officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi leaked it by sending photos to his wife Ritu,[5] who provided the same to others.

As a result, the paper was rescheduled and papers of other exams were in the process of being redrafted.

List of chairman

S. No. Name Term of office[6]
1 N P Nawani (Retd) IAS 15 May 2001 14 August 2001 91 days
2 K Arya (Retd) IAS 21 September 2001 6 January 2005 3 years, 107 days
3 Lt. Gen.(Retd) G. S. Negi 7 January 2005 23 November 2006 1 year, 320 days
4 Lt. Gen.(Retd) Dr M. C. Bhandari 24 November 2006 11 August 2008 1 year, 261 days
5 S.K. Das(Retd) I.A.S 12 August 2008 2 February 2011 2 years, 174 days
6 Dr D P Joshi 11 May 2011 31 December 2016 5 years, 234 days
7 Prof (Dr) Narendra Singh Bisht 2 January 2017 1 January 2018 364 days
8 Maj. Gen. (Retd) Anand Singh Rawat, Y.S.M, S.M, V.S.M 2 January 2018 23 December 2021 3 years, 355 days
9 Dr. Rakesh Kumar, MD(AIIMS) Former IAS 24 December 2021 Incumbent 1 year, 194 days

See also


  1. ^ "Hon'ble Chairman". psc.uk.gov.in. Retrieved 23 July 2022.
  2. ^ आयोग, उत्तराखंड लोक सेवा (15 May 2021). "ukpsc". ukpsc.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "With 2 big paper leaks, Haridwar becomes 'epicentre of scams'". The Times of India. 16 January 2023.
  4. ^ "SIT tracks 36 candidates who bought leaked UKPSC questions". The Times of India. 20 January 2023.
  5. ^ "Official sold papers for quick buck, 'on wife's insistence': STF". The Times of India. 14 January 2023.
  6. ^ "Former Hon'ble Chairmen: Former Hon'ble Chairmen".