Arvind Saxena, a 1978-batch Indian Postal Service officer, has been appointed as the acting Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). He will succeed Vinay Mittal, who completes his term on June 19. Saxena will perform the duties of the post of UPSC Chairman with effect from June 20 till further orders or till completion of his tenure on August 7, 2020. Saxena joined the UPSC in May 2015 after he completed his stint in the Aviation Research Centre (ARC). Earlier, he has also worked in the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) after he joined it in 1988 and specialised in the study of strategic developments in neighbouring countries.