September 24, 2020

Shishir Sinha appointed as new Chairman of Bihar Public Service Commission

PATNA: State government on Sunday appointed chairman and two new members in the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC).
1982-batch IAS officer Shishir Sinha who took voluntary retirement from the government service (VRS) on Saturday, has been appointed as new chairman of the BPSC. He will continue on the post till completion of 62 years of age.

Former Begusarai DM Md Naushad Yusuf (who ttok VRS on Saturday) and retired additional secretary and Bihar administrative service (BAS) officer Rajendra Prasad Gupta have been appointed as new members of the BPSC. Both will continue as members of the commission till completion of 62 years of age.

Hemantnath Deo, a retired special secretary and BAS officer was appointed as Member in the Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC).

Shishir Sinha, who served as the state’s development commissioner till yesterday, took voluntary VRS on Saturday, three months ahead of his scheduled retirement on July 31.

Sinha applied for the VRS on Saturday (April 28) itself and the state government granted him retirement on the same day on ‘personal reasons’ while relaxing the provision of giving a notice to the state government three months prior to the date of planned voluntary retirement.

Sinha, is the son-in-law of BJP’s former state president and Rajya Sabha member Dr C P Thakur.

State’s chief secretary Anjani Kumar Singh was given the additional charge of development commissioner till a full-fledged officer is posted there.

Besides Shishir, Begusarai DM Mohammad Naushad Yusuf also took VRS on Saturday, two months ahead of his scheduled retirement on June 30 this year.

Yusuf, a 2006-batch Bihar cadre IAS officer, had applied for the VRS on April 17, just 11 days ago. Yusuf too was granted VRS on ‘personal reasons’ after relaxing the provision of giving a notice to the state government three months prior to the date of planned retirement.

Courtesy: TNN

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