Vikash Sharma

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked higher educational institutions (HEIs) to share information about senior officers or professors working/retired with the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

In a letter to vice-chancellors of all universities and principals of colleges, the UGC has asked the HEIs to share information senior officers or professors working/ retired up to the age of 65 years in level 13 A and above (as per 7 CPC).

The HEIs have been asked to mail the details including name, date of birth, name of organisation presently working, educational qualification, discipline specialisation, pay level, mobile number and email.

It is pertinent to mention here that UPSC conducts interviews for selecting candidates for appointment to various gazetted posts. The UPSC also utilises the services of senior civil servants, academicians, armed forces, scientists, doctors, engineers, professors and subject experts to assist the Commission as advisors.

“The UPSC is presently in the process of expanding its database with more names of senior officers or professors serving or retired with expertise in any field of education (preferably education technology (ICT), school education, education laws, education promotion and outreach programme,” the UGC letter to HEIs read.