Bidyut Bihari Swain takes Oath of Office and Secrecy as Member, UPSC

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Bidyut Bihari Swain, IAS (GJ:1988) was administered the oath of office and secrecy as a member of UPSC by Dr. Manoj Soni, Chairman, UPSC.

An Overview of the News

  • Bidyut B. Swain joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1988 in the Gujarat cadre.

  • Between 1989 and 2018, he served the Government of Gujarat in various positions at the district and state levels.

  • In 2018, he joined the Government of India as Additional Secretary in the Department of Commerce, overseeing Special Economic Zones and trade negotiations with CIS countries.

  • He also served in positions such as Chairman of the Kimberley Protocol and Commissioner General of India for the World Expo-Dubai.

  • In 2020, he was promoted to Special Secretary in the Department of Commerce, responsible for the Trade Policy Division and the CIS and OCEANIA Divisions.

  • He also served as the Director General of Trade Remedies.

  • From January 2021 to May 2023, he served as the Secretary in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

About UPSC

  • It is the central recruitment agency in India for Group 'A' officer posts under the Government of India.

  • It is established as a constitutional body under Article 315 of the Indian Constitution.

  • UPSC conducts competitive examinations for recruitment to various civil services including IAS, IPS and IFS.

  • It is responsible for the selection and placement of candidates in All India Services like IAS, IPS and IFS.

  • UPSC also conducts exams for recruitment to other central services like IRS, IAS, IRTS and others.

Establishment - 1 October 1926

Founder - United Kingdom Government

Headquarters - New Delhi

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