UPSC row will be resolved soon, appeal students to maintain calm: MoS

Amid continuing protests by civil service aspirants demanding the scrapping of an aptitude test, the government on Tuesday reiterated that the row will be resolved soon.

By Ritesh K Srivastava | Last Updated: Jul 29, 2014, 12:01 PM IST

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New Delhi: Amid continuing protests by civil service aspirants demanding the scrapping of an aptitude test, the government on Tuesday reiterated that the issue will be resolved soon.

“The NDA govt is worried about this (UPSC) issue, it will be sorted out soon,” Dr. Jitendra Singh, MoS, PMO was quoted as saying by the ANI on the UPSC row.

The minister further assured that govt will come up with a solution soon as it is equally worried as the parents of the agitating students.

The remarks from Singh came a day after Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured the protesters of a speedier resolution of the issue.
"The UPSC issue will be resolved within a week," the Home Minister said yesterday.

A day earlier, Singh had apprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the steps being taken to address the concerns of the aspirants who have dubbed the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) "discriminatory".

A students delegation also met Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who promised to raise the matter in Parliament.

Hundreds of aspirants on Monday protested outside the office of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in the heart of the city. The UPSC conducts the civil service examination.
Forty of the protesters were detained by police.

The aspirants continued their daily protests at Mukherjee Nagar, a residential area near Delhi University popular with students who pour into Delhi from other states to prepare for the civil service examination.

The students want the CSAT scrapped, saying it discriminates against those from the humanities and Hindi background.