"The President has appointed Prof. David R. Syiemlieh, Member, Union Public Service Commission, to perform the duties of the post of Chairman, Union Public Service Commission, with effect from the forenoon of January 4, 2017 till further orders or till completion of his term as member on 21.01.2018, whichever is earlier", said a statement from Union Government in January 2017.
Prior to joining Union Public Service Commission, Prof. Syiemlieh was Vice Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar.
Prof. Syiemlieh has held many important positions in various policy making, academic and administrative bodies. He has authored/edited several books/publications and had been awarded Senior Fulbright Fellowship in the year 1999.
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