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(News) Failed in UPSC IAS interview? : You may still get an opportunity to qualify for top government jobs

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(News) Failed in UPSC CSE interview? : You may still get an opportunity to qualify for top government jobs


Here is a good news for the UPSC aspirants who qualify for UPSC Personality Test (Interviews). If you are not get into the final list, you may still get a top govt. job.

Qualified for UPSC IAS Interviews (Personality Test) stage?

If you are one among top 2000 brilliant candidates in India, who are called for UPSC IAS Interviews. Here is an opportunity to chase your dream to get selected either government sector or PSUs for senior level positions. 

Highlights of the proposal by Arvind Saxena, UPSC Chairman:

In 21st National Conference of the Chairmen of State Public Service Commission organised in Odisha, Arvind Saxena said:

“We have proposed to the central government and the ministries to recruit people from the list of candidates who make it to the interview stage in civil services and other exams, but fail to get picked up”. 

He also said, 

“Nearly 1.1 million candidates apply for the Civil Services Examination each year. Half of them appear for the preliminary examination. The number of candidates decreases through the examination stages and in the end, only about 600 candidates are selected”. 

He also noted that, Government can consider recruiting from the million candidates who went through the various tough screening process but not recommended for CSE after the last state. This will help to reduce exam stress for aspirants. 
They are not only get an opportunity for selecting government or PSUs but also they could get top private sector job also. 

A 3 year old proposal:

A senior official of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), the nodal ministry for the UPSC, said the commission’s suggestion was a “welcome recommendation”.


“Some recruitment agencies like the SSC (Staff Selection Commission) and the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) already have this provision,” the official added

However, the proposal is not new, the official said. “The recommendation was made to us by the UPSC in 2016, and cleared by the Cabinet the same year…

But, the UPSC is figuring out the modalities,” the official added.

“The idea is that the candidates can be considered by a number of government employers since they already have their UPSC marks and ranking,” the official said.

A way to utilize the bright minds for serving nations:

The total vacancies for all civil services like IAS, IPS, IFS etc. in total only less than 1000 every year,(including 50% reservation seats). 

This means over 1 million candidates only 1000 are chosen for final list. Aren’t next topped 500-1000  are capable enough? 

Conclusion:

There is no doubt that the topped 2,000 candidates are almost equally good.It gives an opportunity for those students who have no option left, until next year CSE preliminary exam started if any attempts are available for him.
From private company angle, it saves a lot of time to find best talent in the country. 

 From candidates angle it’s a payback for their merit and hardwork which was unrecognized in the past. 

Good Luck.
 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  • संस्कृति मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा   
  • उपभोक्‍ता कार्य, खाद्य एवं सार्वजनिक वितरण मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • रेल मंत्रालय में की गई पहल और उपलब्धियां  
  • गृह मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • पूर्वोत्‍तर क्षेत्र विकास मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा   
  • अंतरिक्ष विभाग : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • खाद्य प्रसंस्‍करण उद्योग मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • कोयला मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • संचार मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • पर्यटन मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • कृषि, सहकारिता एवं किसान कल्याण मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • इस्पात मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • जैव प्रौद्योगिकी विभाग : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • कार्मिक, लोक शिकायत और पेंशन मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • सड़क परिवहन और राजमार्ग मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • नीति आयोग : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • नवीन एवं नवीकरणीय ऊर्जा मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • वस्त्र मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • बिजली मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • इलेक्ट्रानिक्स एवं आईटी मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • पोत परिवहन मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • सामाजिक न्याय एवं अधिकारिता मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • सूचना और प्रसारण मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • अल्‍पसंख्‍यक कार्य मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • सांख्यिकी एवं कार्यक्रम कार्यान्वयन मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • आवास एवं शहरी गरीबी उपशमन मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • वित्‍त मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • वाणिज्‍य एवं उद्योग मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • विज्ञान एवं प्रौद्योगिकी मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • श्रम और रोजगार मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • पर्यावरण, वन एवं जलवायु परिवर्तन मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • जल संसाधन, नदी विकास एवं गंगा संरक्षण मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • कॉरपोरेट कार्य मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • जनजातीय कार्य मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • विज्ञान एवं प्रौद्योगिकी मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • सामाजिक न्‍याय एवं अधिकारिता मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • आयुष : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • भारी उद्योग एवं लोक उद्यम मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • अमृत - आवास एवं शहरी गरीबी उपशमन मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • पेयजल एवं स्‍वच्‍छता मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • ग्रामीण विकास मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • संसदीय कार्य मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • स्मार्ट सिटी मिशन, आवास एवं शहरी गरीबी उपशमन मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • परमाणु ऊर्जा विभाग : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • पृथ्‍वी विज्ञान मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • कौशल विकास एवं उद्यमिता मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • स्वच्छ भारत मिशन (शहरी) : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • खेल विभाग (युवा कार्यक्रम एवं खेल मंत्रालय) : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • पेट्रोलियम एवं प्राकृतिक गैस मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • सूक्ष्‍म, लघु एवं मध्‍यम उद्यम मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  
  • उपभोक्‍ता कार्य, खाद्य एवं सार्वजनिक वितरण मंत्रालय : वर्षांत समीक्षा  

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Original 'The Gist' of The Hindu, Yojana, PIB Etc (NOVEMBER 2018)

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Original 'The Gist' of The Hindu, Yojana, PIB Etc (OCTOBER 2018)

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Current Public Administration Magazine (SEPTEMBER 2018)


Sample Material of Current Public Administration Magazine

1.  Accountability and Control

Out of my mind: The Sole Reformer

Every week from Tuesday to Saturday, newspaper headlines are dominated by decisions of the Supreme Court. The pace and scale of its activities are more hectic than any time in the decades since Independence. Just this year, same-sex relationships have been decriminalised. Adultery is no longer a crime. Gender-based restrictions have been removed for temple entry (women catching up with Dalits). Sexual harassment, especially rape, is to be punished severely and by death penalty if the victim is a minor. Triple talaq is against the Constitution.
It is as if the only branch of government functioning to change society for better is the Judiciary. The Legislature at the Centre and state levels is frequently disrupted and barren of any new decisions. The Executive at the Centre, especially the Prime Minister, is consumed by electioneering and, after the torrent of activity in the first half of its tenure, is now bogged down in firefighting. Even in something as vital as triple talaq, despite the invitation of the Judiciary, the best the Executive has been able to do in face of a fractious Parliament is to resort to an ordinance.

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2. Indian Government and Politics

Know Thy Judge

Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed as a judge of the US Supreme Court but the process allowed Christine Blasey Ford to publicly recount her trauma of sexual abuse in exercise of what she considered her “civic duty”. We are enriched in our understanding of the people who eventually hold high positions of authority. This is how a democracy functions.

India has no similar process for appointment of judges to the Supreme Court or any other court. We have what we call a “collegium” of the five senior-most judges of the Supreme Court considering names primarily from among chief justices of the high courts and occasionally from the bar for appointment to the Supreme Court. The future chief justices of India will be chosen from a pool of judges in the high courts, who have today put in more than 14 years of service. Those who have or have had a relative in the judiciary have a better chance of making it compared to others. An aspiring law researcher with a little help from Google Analytics will be able to predict who will be the CJI of India in 2039.

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(ALERT) संघ लोक सेवा आयोग, UPSC जल्द ही आवेदन वापसी की अनुमति देगा

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(ALERT) संघ लोक सेवा आयोग (UPSC) जल्द ही आवेदन वापसी की अनुमति देगा


हाल में आई खबरों के अनुसार, संघ लोक सेवा आयोग (UPSC) उम्मीदवारों को परीक्षाओं से आवेदन वापस लेने की अनुमति देगा। यह नया प्रस्ताव इंजीनियरिंग सेवा परीक्षा (IES) 2019 के साथ लागू किया जाएगा। बाद में, CSE, आईएस आदि जैसी अन्य परीक्षाएं इस व्यवस्था के तहत लाई जाएंगी।

आवेदन वापसी की प्रक्रिया:

  • इस सुविधा का लाभ उठाने के लिए, उम्मीदवार को आवेदन का विवरण देना होगा।
  • वन टाइम पासवर्ड (OTP) पंजीकृत मोबाइल नंबर और Email ID पर उम्मीदवारों को भेजा जाएगा। आवेदन वापस लेने के सफल समापन पर, ईमेल पर एक पुष्टिकरण संदेश और एक SMS भी भेजा जाएगा।
  • एक बार अगर आवेदन वापस ले लिया जाएगा तो, इसे संशोधित नहीं किया जा सकेगा |

नयी व्यवस्था के लाभ:

  • यूपीएससी ने अनुमान लगाया है कि पंजीकृत लोगों में से लगभग 50% उम्मीदवार परीक्षा में शामिल नहीं होते हैं।
  • लगभग 50% उम्मीदवारो के लिए जगह, पेपर एवं निरीक्षकों की भर्ती करना बेकार चला जाता है।

UPSC द्वारा अन्य सुधार:

  • यूपीएससी ने परीक्षा-संबंधित पत्राचार और लेनदेन को ऑनलाइन करने में भी बढ़ोत्तरी की है। उम्मीदवारों के लिए तनाव को कम करने के लिए यह एक अच्छी पहल साबित होगी।
  • यूपीएससी परीक्षा के पेन और पेपर मोड से कंप्यूटर आधारित परीक्षा(CBT) लेने की भी बात चल रही है।
  • इसके अतिरिक्त, नई प्रणाली प्रत्येक परीक्षा के लिए समय चक्र को कम करने के लिए भी कारगर होगी।

निष्कर्ष एवं भविष्य की आशाएं:

  • बेहतर नौकरी के अवसरों के लिए युवाओं की आकांक्षाओं को ध्यान में रखते हुए यूपीएससी (UPSC) अब अपनी वेबसाइट upsc.gov.in पर कुछ परीक्षाओं में अनुशंसित उम्मीदवारों के स्कोर और रैंकिंग का खुलासा कर रहा है और इसे श्रम मंत्रालय के "National Career Service Portal" से आगे जोड़ा जाएगा।
  • विभिन्न केंद्रीय मंत्रालय और संगठन इस व्यवस्था का लाभ उठा सकते हैं, जहां उम्मीदवारों में सिविल सेवाओं, इंजीनियरिंग सेवाओं या संयुक्त मेडिकल परीक्षा में कठोर स्क्रीनिंग प्रक्रिया को मंजूरी दे दी गई है, लेकिन रिक्तियों की बाधाओं के कारण मेरिट सूची में कोई स्थान नहीं मिला, अब उसी डेटाबेस से अन्य सरकारी, सार्वजनिक क्षेत्र या निजी क्षेत्र की नौकरियों के लिए चयनित किए जाने की उम्मीद जागी है।

THE GIST of Editorial for UPSC Exams : 21 September 2018 (Implications of data mirroring)


Implications of data mirroring


Mains Paper: 3 | Information Technology 
Prelims level: Data mirroring 
Mains level:
It remains to be seen whether such a policy will backfire when it comes to the potential threat of data colonialism

Introduction

  • Data is the new oil and a driver of growth and change.
  • India is a supposed to become data rich before becoming economically rich.
  • This digital growth is being pushed by large foreign digital companies.
  • They are largely fuelled by the data of their users.
  • The visits of the prime minister and Union information technology minister to Silicon Valley over the past few years as part of the Digital India campaign.

Why ICT is so important?

  • It is important for sectors such as e-commerce, social media, digital entertainment, online communication, and information and communication technology (ICT) hardware in India are predominantly served by foreign companies, or domestic companies funded by foreign capital.
  • Indian users today are accessing digital technology-driven services not only within India’s national boundaries, but also outside its jurisdiction.
  • The foreign service providers are free to process the personal data of millions of Indians within their own shores.
  • The advancement of digital tools and technology in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), has enabled them to monitor and profile user behaviour, preferences and even daily routines, granting them the potential power to influence their decisions through targeted communications.

What is Data Colonialism?

  • Experts have been ringing the alarm bells for the past few years, warning the government of digital colonialism by such companies.
  • Data is now considered a strategic asset by many, and data driven network effects coupled with user feedback loops have given first mover advantage to the more developed western world.
  • The data processed by these companies is not only used offshore to track and profile users, but is also fed as fuel into modern technologies like AI and the Internet of Things (IoT), which are touted to be the drivers of modern manufacturing, service delivery and governance.
  • Perhaps that’s why it is Silicon Valley that is expected to lead the way in researching, implementing and controlling digital technologies, earning it the reputation of being the new Rome.

Steps are taken by government

  • The Srikrishna committee in its draft data protection bill has rightly observed that the freedom to share personal data in the digital economy works selectively in the interests of certain countries that have been early movers.
  • These countries can support a completely open digital economy without any detriment to their national interests by virtue of their technological advancement.
  • The popular websites owned by foreign entities refuse to provide data to Indian law enforcement agencies in many instances.
  • It has also flagged other related critical issues in the realm of personal data protection and data sovereignty.
  • It also preventing foreign surveillance and fostering AI in India, all of which need to be addressed.   
  • The path recommended by the committee to accomplish the feat is mandating local storage of a copy of user’s data, or data mirroring, something which has not gone down well with its critics.
  • Contemporary public discourse interprets digital colonialism as a large global economy wherein small local players are left out.
  • It has also been argued by industry players, academia and consumer groups that mandating data mirroring.
  • It will raise entry barriers in the Indian market and adversely impact a variety of smaller domestic stakeholders.
  • In such as start-ups and micro, small and medium enterprises.

What are the matters of concern?

  • The concerns in this regard are based on the premise that large foreign companies will be able to mobilise the requisite resources to invest in setting up their data centres (DCs) within India.
  • Though the same may not be possible for smaller domestic companies.
  • The possible enhanced costs of setting up or renting such infrastructure along with the non-availability of cheaper foreign cloud services may affect their business interests.
  • It coupled with fears of potential long-term adverse impact on innovation and economic growth.
  • It may deepen the existing issues of monopolisation of data and the digital economy, leading to enhanced risks of digital colonialism.
  • Though with the right intention, it seems that the committee has taken the most obvious path to achieve data sovereignty without exploring other and possibly better alternatives.
  • The observation of the committee must be treated as a recommendation one that should be judged from the perspective of India having to carefully balance the possible benefits of localisation with the costs involved in mandating such a policy.

Conclusion

  • There is a need to do a regulatory impact assessment or cost-benefit analysis (CBA) of the proposed data mirroring mandate before its enactment and implementation.
  • This need is further exacerbated considering the committee’s observation that there was no conclusive evidence presented to them demonstrating a CBA on the above arguments and counter-arguments.
  • This effectively means that though a draft law has been formulated, it is yet to be determined whether data mirroring will do more harm than good.

UPSC Prelims Questions: 

Q.1)  Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Insurance Repository System’ in India:
1. It is a digital database of insurance policies which will be stored in an electronic format.
2. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) act as the National ‘Insurance Repository’.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Ans: A

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Q.1): What is data mirroring? What the implications of it? 

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THE GIST of Editorial for UPSC Exams : 21 September 2018 (For liberty’s sake: on the scope of Article 32 in the activists case)


For liberty’s sake: on the scope of Article 32 in the activists case 


Mains Paper: 3 | Economic Development 
Prelims level: Right To Education Act
Mains level:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human resources.

Introduction

  • The Supreme Court’s intervention following the arrest of five prominent activists by the Pune police last month.
  • It has been truly extraordinary and raises the bar for protection of personal liberty.
  • The court has granted them the rare relief of remaining in house arrest while it examines the charges against them.
  • It has reserved its decision in the case and now must decide on one of the following courses.

Important highlights of the conspiracy

  • The police in Maharashtra to pursue its investigation against the activists for allegedly being members of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) and joining a conspiracy against the government.
  • It set them at liberty on the ground that this is a trumped-up case, to order a probe by an independent team.
  • It has a legal tussle between the Centre’s contention that it is probing a terrorist conspiracy involving Maoist insurgents and their urban supporters and the counter-argument that this is a thinly disguised crackdown on political dissent.
  • The petitioners, led by historian Romila Thapar, have questioned the motivation for the police raids on the residences of these activists and a few others in a coordinated operation across several States.
  • They want those arrested to be released and demand an independent investigation.
  • The Maharashtra and Union governments have sought to defend the arrest and prosecution, contending that the case is based on incriminating evidence seized during the probe.
  • And it has nothing to do with the ideology or the political views of those under investigation.

The SC observations

  • The Supreme Court has set the stage for an examination of some fundamental questions at the intersection of criminal procedure and constitutional law.
  • The procedural question is whether in a criminal matter the court can entertain a petition under Article 32 of the Constitution.
  • In under which the Supreme Court enforces fundamental rights, for which the accused are expected to seek their remedy under the Code of Criminal Procedure.
  • The substantive question is whether the court should intervene when the liberty of citizens and their right to dissent are sought to be denied by arbitrary police action.
  • Observations that “dissent is the safety valve of democracy” and “personal liberty cannot be sacrificed at the altar of conjecture” indicate the court’s thinking.
  • It is against this backdrop that the Bench has decided to examine the case diary to see whether the charges have some basis.
  • The government may have reason to worry about a precedent being set, whereby every accused can rush to the Supreme Court immediately on arrest.
  • At the same time, one cannot wish away the peculiar circumstances in which a case relating to violence at a Dalit commemoration dramatically morphed into a Maoist plot.

UPSC Prelims Questions: 

Q.1)  With respect to Right to Property, consider the following statements:
1. It is a constitutional right.
2. In case of violation, the aggrieved person can move the Supreme Court under Article 32.
3. It can be regulated without constitutional amendment by an ordinary law of the Parliament.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Ans: B

UPSC Mains Questions:
Q.1) Determining the scope of Article 32 in the activists case. comment.

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THE GIST of Editorial for UPSC Exams : 21 September 2018 (A Lesson To Learn)


A Lesson To Learn


Mains Paper: 3 | Economic Development 
Prelims level: Right To Education Act
Mains level:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human resources.

Introduction

  • The school for not seeking alms from the state but motivating its alumni to donate funds.
  • It is the people’s money which runs it and its task is only to administer the resources that people generate.
  • The government, of course, decides everything for schools, including how many teachers each school needs, the infrastructure they must have and so on.
  • “The Economic Survey of the year 2017-18 released this week shows that the states and the Union government together have been investing less than 3 per cent of the country’s GDP in education.
  • The Right To Education Act was adopted after a long struggle in 2011.

The existing education policy

  • Its effectiveness depended on the proper allocation of resources towards infrastructure, midday meal, teacher education at different levels, text book preparation and other related areas.
  • The minister also spoke about his resolve to curtail the school curriculum by 50 per cent to make room for extra-curricular activities.
  • According to the National Curriculum Framework, 2005, “a curriculum is neither a document nor a sequence of experiences.
  • It is a plan of facilitating learning for the child.
  • This plan starts from where the child is, enumerates all the aspects and dimensions of learning that are
    considered necessary, gives reasons why such and such learning is considered necessary,
    and what educational aims it would serve.
  • The plan also defines stage-specific objectives, what content to teach, and how to organize it.
  • It also recommends general principles of teaching methods and evaluation and criteria for good teaching-learning material.”

What is an ideal curriculum that India needs?

  • Curriculum is, therefore, about
  • i) the general objectives of education at a particular stage or class;
  • ii) subject-wise instructional objectives and content;
  • iii) courses of studies and time allocation;
  • iv) teaching/learning experiences;
  • v) instructional aids and materials;
  • vi) evaluation of learning outcomes and feedback to pupils, teachers and parents.

Conclusion

  • Governments are being asked to spend on sports and other activities which are not extra curricular activities, but the right of every child.
  • When we speak of schools, images of children flash before our eyes. They have the first right on the resources of the nation.

UPSC Prelims Questions: 

Q.1)  Which of the following legislations was/were enacted to give effect to fundamental rights?
1. Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956
2. Right to Education Act, 2009
3. Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955

Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Ans: D

UPSC Mains Questions:
Q.1) How the Right to Education policy can be improved?

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  1. NO CASE FOR AN ALL INDIA JUDICIAL SERVICE 
  2. CAUTION FROM
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  4. THE PRIVATE ROUTE 
  5. THE HEALTH CHECKLIST 
  6. MONUMENTAL LEGISLATION 
  7. REDRAWING THE ARC OF INFLUENCE 
  8. THE DISEASE THAT JUST WON'T GO AWAY 
  9. CAUSE FOR CAUTION, NOT GLOOM 
  10. POLITICS OF PROBE 
  11. SAFEGUARDING THE INTERESTS OF FARMERS 
  12. RECASTING THE STEEL FRAME 
  13. REBOOTING INDIA-NEPAL TIES 
  14. UNDOING INJUSTICE 
  15. UNDERSTANDING WORK 
  16. TWO CHEERS FOR THE SUPREME COURT 
  17. LESSONS NOT LEARNT 
  18. THE CONSTITUTION, REFRESHED 
  19. DON'T FEAR TRADE DEFICIT 
  20. CASTE AND CLASS 
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  22. SEARCH FOR DEMOCRACY 
  23. HOW PRIVACY STACKS UP 
  24. LESSONS FROM DOKLAM 
  25. THE THREAT OF NUCLEAR WAR 
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  43. THE RESILIENCE OF OUR LIBERALISM 
  44. AN ALLIANCE ON TRACK 

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  4. GREEN TECHNOLOGIES IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING 
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(Final Result) UPSC CAPF (Assistant Commandants) 2017 Exam


(Final Result) UPSC Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination, 2017


Based on the results of the Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination, 2017 held by UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION on 23rd July, 2017 and the interviews for Personality Test held from 7th May to 17th May 2018, the following is the list, in order of merit, of candidates who have been recommended for appointment to the posts of Assistant Commandants (Group A) in the Central Armed Police Forces viz. Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

2. A total number of 170 candidates have been recommended for appointment as per the following break-up:-

GENERAL OBC SC ST TOTAL
80
(Incl. 01 Ex-S)
52
(Incl.04 Ex-S)
26 12
(Incl. 01 Ex-S)
170

3. Appointments to the various services shall be made by the Government according to the number of vacancies available and subject to the candidates fulfilling all the prescribed eligibility conditions/provisions contained in the Rules for the Examination and verifications, wherever due, being completed satisfactorily. Allotment to various services shall be made according to the merit obtained and preference of services given by candidates.

4. The number of vacancies reported by the Govt. to be filled are as under:

Name of Service Total Number of Vacancies
GENERAL OBC SC ST Total
B.S.F. 17 07 03 01 28
C.R.P.F. 39 21 12 06 78
C.I.S.F. 12 06 02 01 21
S.S.B. 33 17 09 04 63
TOTAL 101@ 51 26 12 190@

*incl. 10% of total vacancies reserved for Ex-Servicemen.

@ One vacancy has been kept vacant in compliance with Hon’ble High Court of Delhi’s Order dated 27/04/2018.

5. The candidature of 43 recommended candidates with following Roll Nos. is provisional:

0001054 0002461 0003410 0004853 0005923 0006257 0011746
0018507 0018722 0029326 0032740 0047384 0047667 0054778
0058820 0063978 0067990 0079236 0079963 0080250 0090208
0090479 0091330 0092081 0092867 0093731 0095065 0095477
0095800 0112308  0112608 0115009 0125206 0134641 0147526
0173384 0189548 0195694 0196157 0201662 0202428 0223056
0259928            

6. In accordance with Rule 16 (4) and (5) of the Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination, 2017, the Commission is maintaining a consolidated Reserve List of 38 candidates ranking in order of merit below the last recommended candidate under respective categories which are as under:

GENERAL OBC SC ST Total
19 17 02 NIL 38

7. Union Public Service Commission has a ‘Facilitation Counter’ near Examination Hall Building in its Campus. Candidates may obtain any information /clarification regarding their Examination/recruitments on working days between 10:00 hours to 17:00 hours in person or over Telephone Nos. 011-23385271/ 23381125. The result will also be available on the U.P.S.C. Website i.e. http//www.upsc.gov.in. However, marks are likely to be available on the website within 15 days from the date of declaration of Result.

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