New Delhi, July 21: Senior IAS officer Deepak Upreti has been appointed new chairman of Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) on Saturday. The post was lying vacant  for over two and a half months as the tenure of Dr Radheshyam Garg ended on May 1.Also Read - RPSC 2nd Grade Teacher Result 2015: Rajasthan Public Service Commission Releases Result at rpsc.rajasthan.gov.in

Upreti, the 1986-batch IAS officer was a transport commissioner. He had also served as principal secretary in mines and petroleum department, cooperative department and medical and health department. He had been divisional commissioner of Ajmer and commissioner in commercial sales taxes department. At present, he was posted as additional chief secretary (ACS), home guards, Jail and chief vigilance commissioner. Also Read - RPSC Results For College Lecturer Position Declared; Check rpsc.rajasthan.gov.in

About Rajasthan Public Service Commission:

The Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) under the aegis of the Rajasthan government, organises recruitment exams and helps with the procedure for recruiting various employees across department, such as, clerical post in Rajasthan Administrative Service (R.A.S) and Rajasthan Police Service (R.P.S).

A few days back Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) grabbed headlines after it added Bhagavad Gita as part of its revised syllabus under a different unit called Niti Shastra for the RAS 2018 examination.  The RPSC  has said that a sub-head reading the title ‘Role of Bhagavad Gita in management and administration’ has been included so that aspirants understand the relevance of the administrative and management teachings that are given in the book. A junior administrative officer at RPSC said that at least 18 chapters have been added which talks about the conversation between Lord Krishna and Arjuna before the Kurukshetra battle.