(News) State PCS to go UPSC way, will conduct exams online

State PCS to go UPSC way, will conduct exams online

State public service commission (PSCs) would conduct provincial civil service (PCS) exams online and bring them on par with that conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) from 2017. This would save aspirants the trouble of preparing separately for the two exams.

Chairman, standing committee of National Conference of State Public Service Commissions, KS Tomar, said this after holding the conference with chairman of PSCs across the country.

Tomar said, "The new generation of candidates will not forgive state commissions if they failed to adhere to the latest technology of online exams or did not bring the standard of exams on par with that of civil services exam conducted by UPSC."

He said, "Public service commissions of several states have graduated to the latest technology of inviting applications and even giving online exams but few, like UPPSC, still have to upgrade and I am glad it is doing so by next year."

Tomar, who is also the chairman of Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC), said UPPSC could start by outsourcing the manpower and technology from noted central goevrnment engineering colleges here.

He also said PSCs across the country need to switch to cashless mode of payment.

"It has nothing to do with digitisation or demonetisation but these are things which bring transparency in any recruitment agency," said Tomar.

Commenting on the clash of dates of various exams, he said, "It has been decided to create a website which will help chairpersons of various commissions to interact with each other and then come out with a schedule."


Courtesy: The Times of India