August 10, 2023
In a recent development, Union minister Jitendra Singh has affirmed that there will be no alterations made to the existing provisions concerning the number of attempts and age-limit for candidates aspiring to appear for the civil services examination. The civil services examination (CSE), conducted annually by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), remains subject to the rules specified by the Centre.
Addressing the matter. Jitendra Singh, the Minister of State for Personnel, stated that this decision follows careful consideration of various factors. Along with judgments rendered by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in response to writ petitions filed by certain CSE candidates. Furthermore, the views expressed by the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee were also taken into account during this evaluation.
Singh emphasized that, after thorough deliberation within the Department of Personnel and Training. It was concluded that no changes in the current provisions related to the number of attempts and age limit for the civil services examination would be pursued. The minister conveyed this stance in a written reply during a session in the Rajya Sabha.
Importance of Civil services Exam
The civil services examination serves as a gateway for countless individuals who aspire to join India’s esteemed civil services. This rigorous assessment is pivotal in selecting candidates for various administrative roles within the government machinery.
Singh clarified the dates and locations for both the preliminary and main examinations of the CSE are meticulously fixed and subsequently communicated by the Commission. This ensures a streamlined and transparent process for aspiring civil servants.
Commenting on the most recent developments. Singh noted that the civil services (preliminary) examination for the year 2023 had already taken place on May 28. The results being declared on June 12. A notable count of 14,624 candidates successfully qualified in this preliminary phase. However, some individuals who did not achieve the desired outcome in the preliminary examination have since taken legal recourse by approaching the courts.
This announcement solidifies the framework within which prospective civil servants must approach their endeavors. The reaffirmation of the current age limit and attempt provisions signifies the government’s commitment to maintaining the integrity and fairness of the selection process. By ensuring that aspiring civil servants are well-prepared and informed.
As the civil services continue to play a crucial role in shaping the governance and administration of the nation.
The decisions surrounding its selection process remain of paramount importance to both the government and the candidates alike.