23 Nov 2014

Government of India Convenes All Party Meet on UPSC Civil Services CSAT Exam Issue !!

UPSC-Civil-Services-CSAT-ExamAccording to the latest release from Press Information Bureau (PIB), the Government today discussed the issues concerning the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) with leaders of various parties in both the Houses of Parliament. The meeting was convened by the Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu in pursuance of the assurance given by the Government during the last Budget session of Parliament. Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitely, Minister of State in PMO Dr.Jitendra Singh, Ministers of State for Parliamentary Affairs –Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi besides leaders of 26 parties represented in both the Houses of Parliament.

Shri Rajnath Singh and Shri Venkaiah Naidu said that the CSAT issue is a sensitive one and the Government would like to have the benefit of considered views of all parties.

A detailed presentation was made by Secretary (DoPT) on the origin and evolution of the civil services examination over the years being conducted every year by the Union Public Services Commission. Dr.Jitendra Singh sought the views of different parties on five proposals. This followed expression of views by leaders of various parties, who said they need to consult their party colleagues in the sensitive matter.

Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu informed the leaders that they will be circulated a detailed note in the matter in three days and suggested that may furnish their views in two weeks on the following five issues:

1. On continuation of English Language Comprehension Skills in Paper – II
2. Reduced weightage of analytical component
3.To make Paper-II qualifying
4. Revert back to Optional Paper
5. Any other alternative. Bottom of Form

Several leaders complimented the Government for its approach in the sensitive matter.

Let’s hope for the best outcome from this consultation among the different political parties of the India. We hope that this approach would solve all the problems in a positive way for the benefits of the larger mass logically at the same time maintaining the great legacy of UPSC Civil Services Exam.

What are your view/suggestions for the above mentioned 5 points?



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