New Delhi: Arvind Saxena who had been serving as the acting chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) since June this year, was appointed as the Chairman of the commission on Wednesday.

Saxena, a 1978-batch Indian Postal Service officer, will take over the charge from incumbent Vinay Mittal who completed his term at the UPSC on June 19, 2018.

Saxena joined the UPSC in May 2015 after he completed his stint in the Aviation Research Centre (ARC).

The UPSC conducts civil services examination annually in three stages — preliminary, main and interview — to select officers for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and the Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.