(Tips & Tricks) UPSC : Health Rules May be eased for IAS Aspirants

Health Rules may be eased for IAS aspirants

In major relief for aspiring civil servants, the Union health ministry has recommended that diabetic, hypersensitive and pregnant women be allowed to join the services. A number of candidates who clear the initial selection process are rejected on medical examination.

UPSC rank holders are declared unfit to join the services on account of diabetes and hypertension. For women candidates, if pregnancy is detected at any stage, they are debarred.

The minimum standards even say that the blood pressure of the candidate should be normal.

However, according to the director-general of health services, diabetes and hypertension are the “most common problems” and hence they have recommended to the Department of Personnel and Training that diabetics and hypertensive should be allowed to join government service if there is no micro vascular effect, Dr Jagdish Prasad, DGHS, told this newspaper. Also, for women candidates it has been suggested that “pregnant” women be declared “fit” for the job. “Only those women who are in strenuous jobs will be declared unfit temporarily, till the time baby is born,” he added.

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Courtesy: The Asian Age

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