SHILLONG: As the New Year sets in, the people of Meghalaya have already received good news – the appointment of the Prof David Syiemlieh as the new chairman of the Union Public Service Commission.
63 year old Syiemlieh is the second person from Meghalaya to achieve the feat after Rose Bathew Kharbuli, who was the first woman chairperson of the commission in the 1980s.
He will assume charge on January 4, 2017, and function till his retirement on January 21, 2018.
Prior to the fresh appointment, Syiemlieh was functioning as a UPSC member from June 25, 2012, till date. He had also held various posts in NEHU, including its Pro-Vice chancellor, Registrar, Controller of Examinations and Professor of History. It was after his appointment as Vice Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University in Arunachal Pradesh that Syiemlieh was appointed as the new member of UPSC.
Expressing happiness over the appointment as UPSC chief, Syiemlieh said “It is a big achievement. I have already completed four and a half years as member of UPSC and now only one year is left as the chairman.”
Though it is a short period, Syiemlieh hoped that the UPSC as a fine institution will continue to grow in the years to come.
Source: The Shillong Times