Jharkhand: Dr. Mary Neelima Kerketta became the first woman president of JPSC, has also worked in Maharashtra

Ranchi: The Hemant Soren government has appointed Dr. Mary Neelima Kerketta, a retired IAS officer of the Indian Administrative Service, as the chairman of the Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC). A notification in this regard was issued by the Department of Personnel, Administrative Reforms and Official Language on Thursday. Dr. Kerketta will be the first woman president of JPSC. According to the notification issued by the Personnel Department, the date of birth of Dr. Mary Neelima Kerketta is 22nd August 1962, in which case Dr. Kerketta will hold the post of JPSC Chairman till she attains the age of maximum 62 years from the date of assumption of her charge. That is, she will be the president of JPSC for two years.

Kerketta has given her service in Maharashtra cadre
Dr. Mary Neelima Kerketta, a 1994 batch IAS officer, has served in the Maharashtra cadre. She has worked as Principal Secretary in Public Health Department in the Government of Maharashtra and CEO in Maharashtra State Khadi Village Industries Board and other important positions. Dr Kerketta was on central deputation for 5 years. His father Dr. R. Kerketta has also been the Vice Chancellor of Birsa Agricultural School and he was a well-known agricultural scientist.

Amitabh Choudhary retired on 6th July
Prior to this, former IPS Amitabh Choudhary had retired on 6 July as the chairman of JPSC. The post of JPSC President was vacant after his retirement. Now with the appointment of Dr. Mary Neelima Kerketta as the President, the process of filling the vacancies through JPSC is likely to accelerate.


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