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Vyas resigns as Advisor; likely to be made UPSC member

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Jammu, Dec 12: B B Vyas, one of the advisors to Governor, Wednesday submitted his resignation to pave way for consideration of his name as member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), officials said.

Vyas, a 1986 batch IAS officer from Jammu and Kashmir cadre, is likely to fly to New Delhi soon for completing the formalities of filing his nomination so that the process of considering his name for the post can be initiated by the government.

Governor Satya Pal Malik accepted Vyas’ resignation later in the day.

A notification issued by the General Administration Department (GAD) said: “The Hon’ble Governor has been pleased to accept the resignation of Shri BB Vyas IAS (Retd) as advisor to the Governor with effect from December 12, 2018.”

The UPSC has eight members, including its chairperson Arvind Saxena. The commission can have upto 11 members.

The 61-year-old, originally a resident of Rajasthan, was slated to retire in November 2017 but the Personnel Ministry amended the service rules to provide extension of three months on the request of the then chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti.

He was given another three month extension and was subsequently given another one-year extension in May 2018.

He was appointed on June 20 as an advisor by the then Governor N N Vohra and the present Governor continued with his services.

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