Mr. A.K. Chowdhary Appointed as Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC)

In a significant development for the administration of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Mr. A.K. Chowdhary, IPS(AGMUT:1991), has been appointed as the Chairman of the Public Service Commission. This decision was made under the powers conferred by Section 93 of the Jammu and Kashmir Re-organization Act, 2019, and S.O. 3937 (E) dated 31st October, 2019.

Mr. Chowdhary, a seasoned officer with a wealth of experience, is expected to bring his expertise to the forefront in his new role. His appointment is in line with the commitment to ensuring effective governance and transparency in the region.

The appointment, which shall take effect from the date Mr. Chowdhary assumes the office, is a testament to his commendable track record and dedication to public service. He shall hold the position of Chairman of the Public Service Commission until he attains the age of sixty-two years.

This move underscores the government’s efforts to streamline the administrative processes in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly in matters related to recruitment and public service. The Public Service Commission plays a crucial role in ensuring merit-based selections and appointments across various government departments.

Mr. Chowdhary’s extensive experience in the Indian Police Service and his understanding of the administrative landscape make him a suitable candidate for this important position. His leadership is expected to further enhance the functioning of the Public Service Commission and contribute to the overall development of Jammu and Kashmir.

The appointment has been met with positive reactions from various quarters, with many expressing confidence in Mr. Chowdhary’s ability to lead the Public Service Commission effectively. It is hoped that under his stewardship, the Commission will continue to uphold the highest standards of integrity, impartiality, and efficiency in its operations.

Zehr Un Nisa

Zehr Un Nisa is a content writer with 4+ years of experience in the education and career domains. She is a graduate in Political Science from Delhi University and has previously worked with Jagran Josh and She can be reached at &

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