Guwahati: Bharat Bhushan Dev Choudhury, presently posted as secretary to the state’s secondary education department was appointed as chairman of the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) on Thursday.
This was the first time that a state public service official and a nominated IAS official were appointed to the post.
A notification issued on Thursday said, “In exercise of the powers conferred by Article 316 of the Constitution of India and Assam Public Service Commission Regulation 1951, as amended, the Governor of Assam is pleased to appoint Shri Bharat Bhushan Dev Choudhury, IAS presently posted as Secretary to the Govt. of Assam, Secondary Education Department as Chairman of the Assam Public Service Commission with effect from the date of taking over charge subject to the condition that he ceases to be the member of the Indian Administrative Service before assuming the charge of the post of the Chairman, Assam Public Service Commission.”
He shall have to take the oath of affirmation subscribing before the Governor of Assam or any other person as authorized by the Governor as per Regulation 4 (v) of Assam Public Service Commission Regulation, 1951 (as amended).