New Delhi: Former Vice Chief of Naval Staff D K Dewan has been appointed a member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
Dewan was appointed on Monday for a period of six years or until he attains the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier, a notification by the Ministry of Personnel said.
An alumnus of National Defence Academy (Pune), Dewan was commissioned in the Navy on July 1, 1973. He had held key appointments including the Chief of Personnel from July 2007 to July 2009 and the Vice Chief of Naval Staff from August 31, 2009 to Aug 31, 2011 during his 38-year-career.
Dewan is the eighth member in the Commission.
Besides him, Prashanta Kumar Mishra, Rajni Razdan, Dr Venkatarami Reddy Y, Alka Sirohi, Prof David R Syiemlieh, Manbir Singh and former CBI director Amar Pratap Singh are other members of the Commission.
The Commission, headed by Prof D P Agrawal, still has vacancy of two members, official sources said, adding that the posts are likely to be filled soon.