Shimla: KS Tomar, a veteran journalist, today took over as the new chairman of HP Public Service Commission.
Earlier Governor Urmila Singh today administered oath of office and secrecy to the new chairman of HPPSC.
Chief minister Virbhadra Singh, his cabinet colleagues and senior officials were present at the swearing in ceremony.
Born on 8 May, 1955, KS Tomar holds a masters in English Literature. Starting out from Himachal Times, Shimla in 1979, to being a contributor for The Tribune from 1980 to 1983 Tomar joined Hindustan Times in 1983.
Other than covering terrorism in Punjab, including Operation Blue Star, Tomar has done stints at Shimla and Kathmandu before moving to Jaipur. Before being appointed chairman HPPSC, the veteran journalist was Editor, Hindustan Times (Rajasthan Edition).