UPSC row: Will take decision soon, says MoS Jitendra Singh

A day after Home Minister Rajnath Singh held a meeting to find a solution to the ongoing Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) row, Minister of State (MoS) in the Prime Minister`s Office (PMO) Dr Jitendra Singh said on Monday that a decision on the issue will be taken soon.

Last Updated: Aug 04, 2014, 11:06 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: A day after Home Minister Rajnath Singh held a meeting to find a solution to the ongoing Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) row, Minister of State (MoS) in the Prime Minister`s Office (PMO) Dr Jitendra Singh said on Monday that a decision on the issue will be taken soon.

The meeting was reportedly attended by Singh, BJP leader JP Nadda along with Cabinet Ministers Arun Jaitley and BJP chief Amit Shah.
The government is likely to take a final call on the issue after Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns from two-day trip to Nepal, as per news reports.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Manish Tiwari accused the government of playing with the future of the students.
The aspirants for the examination, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (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 CSAT-II paper in the UPSC preliminary exam carries questions on comprehension, interpersonal skills including communication skills, logical reasoning and analytical ability, decision-making and problem-solving, general mental ability, basic numeracy and English language comprehension skills (of Class 10 level).

(With IANS Inputs)