Promotion to IAS , State Civil Services Officers will
give UPSC Exam
State civil services officers will now have to face a Union
Public Service Commission (UPSC) test and interview for their promotion to the
three All India Services.
Till now, the selection of state services officers into the three All India
Services (IAS, IPS and IFoS) was being done on the basis of review of their
seniority and Annual Confidential Reports (ACRs).
The Ministry of Personnel recently changed the rules for promotion from state
services. The move was opposed by some states including Tamil Nadu.
The selection to IAS, IPS and IFoS from states’ services will be made through a
1000 marks four-stage process including a written exam and interview.
As per new norms, a state civil service officer will have to face the written
examination comprising two papers — Paper I on aptitude test and Paper II on
General Studies and state specific questions.
Courtesy : thehindubusinessline.com