The Delhi High Court has sought a response of the Centre and Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on a plea by a disabled woman, who cleared all rounds of the civil services exam of 2012-13, seeking allocation of IAS or Indian Foreign Service (IFS) to her under physically handicapped category.
Over 4.5 lakh students today appeared in civil services preliminary examination which passed off incident-free at various centres across the country after bring mired in controversy following protests over change in pattern.
The Delhi High Court agreed to hear on Friday a PIL against UPSC`s recent decision asking civil services aspirants not to answer questions in the English Comprehensive section of the Preliminary Examination to be held on August 24.
The Delhi High Court Wednesday refused to provide relief to a civil service aspirant challenging the decision of the UPSC asking candidates to leave questions unanswered in the English comprehensive section in the preliminary test.
The marks obtained for questions on English language comprehension skills, asked in second paper of the civil services (preliminary) examination, will not be included for grading, according to a notification issued by the Centre.
Soon after returning to India after a two-day visit to Nepal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday night met with senior ministers of NDA government like Rajnath Singh (Home), Arun Jaitley (Finance) and Jitendra Singh (MoS, Personnel) and got a briefing over the prolonged Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) issue, reports said.
In order to put an end to the prolonged Union Public Service Commission issue, the Central government is expected to hold a meeting on Sunday wherein the ministers will try to reach a solution, as per reports.
The government Wednesday declined to give a time frame in Rajya Sabha for resolving the row over UPSC examination pattern but promised to solve it soon even as the Opposition targeted BJP ministers for coming out with different statements on the issue.
Leaders of opposition parties on Friday expressed their solidarity towards disenchanted UPSC students, who have been leading their protests in the capital demanding scrapping of the existing CSAT format.