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UPSC row: Decision likely after PM Narendra Modi`s return

Last Updated: Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 23:13

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday held a meeting to find out a solution over the prolonged Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Service Aptitude Test issues.

According to reports, the meeting was attended by MoS Jitender Singh, BJP leader JP Nadda along with Cabinet Ministers Arun Jaitley and BJP chief Amit Shah.

Meanwhile, the government is likely to take a final call over the said issue only after Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns from his two-day visit to Nepal on Tuesday, reports said.

Sources added that the party and government are working together to find a solution to the issue.
"Since Parliament is in session, I cannot comment on it outside the House. Once the decision is taken we will let you know. We`re working on it," Rajnath Singh said.

After the meeting got over, Nadda told reporters, "As I have said that our party and the government is trying to resolve the UPSC issue. It might take some time but we are working on it. We are trying to resolve it."

The aspirants for the examination, conducted by the UPSC, have been demanding the aptitude test (CSAT-II) be scrapped as they term it discriminatory to those from Hindi-speaking states as well as humanities students.

The government will share its decision on the row over the civil service entrance examination at an "appropriate time", Singh had said on Saturday.

"At an appropriate time, the government will share whatever the decisions are," Jitendra Singh had said to reporters after meeting Home Minister Rajnath Singh over the issue.

JP Nadda had also earlier said that the Narendra Modi government is serious about solving the issue.

"Government is seriously looking into the concerns raised by the students. Government and the party are together trying to solve the issue," he had said.

"I also appeal to the students to maintain calm, a decision will be taken as soon as possible," he had said.
Meanwhile, scores of NSUI activists yesterday staged a protest outside the residence of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, demanding scrapping of Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT).

First Published: Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 23:04

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