State Times News NEW DELHI: Newly appointed Chairman of Jammu & Kashmir PSC (Public Service Commission) B R Sharma called on Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh here on Saturday, before proceeding to Jammu to take up his new assignment. A 1984 batch IAS officer, B R Sharma belongs to J&K Cadre and was Chief Secretary in the erstwhile State of Jammu & Kashmir before proceeding on deputation to the Central Government. He was later appointed Chairman SSC (Staff Selection Commission) and was re-employed for 2 years after superannuation. Recently, Sharma put in a request to DoPT (Department of Personnel & Training) for being relieved from the post of Chairman SSC. While wishing good luck to B R Sharma, Dr Jitendra Singh expressed the need to promptly revive the recruitment process to various posts in the new Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir. He said, as Chairman PSC of the new Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir, Sharma has crucial responsibility ahead, for which his long administrative experience and knowledge of Jammu & Kashmir will be of help. Sharma thanked Dr Jitendra Singh for his continued support and guidance. He also thanked the Minister for advising him during his tenure as Chairman SSC while handling some of the crucial decisions pertaining to the selection process and other related matters. Sharma also gave Dr Jitendra Singh an update of the current status of the various selection processes under SSC which had got disturbed due to COVID pandemic. He said, it had been an honour for him to serve in the highly important position of Chairman SSC, particularly at a time when the Govt of India is seeking to bring in maximum transparency and objectivity in selection to various governments posts.
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