(News) One Chance Less to take Civil Service Tests, if ARC has its way

News : One Chance Less to take Civil Service Tests, if ARC has its way

Civil service aspirants in general category may get only three chances, one less than they are allowed at present, to take the UPSC examination if recommendations of an official panel are accepted by the government.

The Second Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) in its report released today mooted that five chances be given for OBC candidates, two less than now, and six chances for SC/ST candidates who have no ceiling now.

The ARC report ‘Refurbishing of Personnel Administration’ also favoured reducing the upper age limit for the Civil Service Examination from 30 to 25 years for general candidates, 33 to 28 years for OBC, and 35 to 29 years for SC/ST aspirants. The minimum age remains at 21.

Physically challenged aspirants, who can now take the exam any number of times, too would be allowed only six attempts if the proposals are approved.

Physically challenged aspirants too would be able to appear only up to the age of 29 years against 40 years for those belonging to general category, 43 years in OBC category and 45 years in SC/ST category at present.

The 377-page report released to the press by panel chairman M Veerappa Moily said every government servant should undergo a mandatory training at the induction stage and also periodically during his or her career.

Successful completion of these training should be a minimum necessary condition for confirmation in service and subsequent promotions, it said.

The panel said that all civil servants should undergo mandatory training before each promotion and each officer should be evaluated after each training programme.

Courtesy : Zeenews.com