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Centre says UPSC exams must be postponed if pattern is changed: sources

Jul 28, 2014 03:16 PM IST India India
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New Delhi: There may be some relief in sight for the UPSC aspirants protesting against the language bias in the Civil Services Aptitude Test. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the government is of the view that the UPSC preliminary examination dates should be postponed if the pattern is changed.

Sources say that no decision will be taken till the three member UPSC committee submits its report. The three-member committee is expected to finalise and submit its report this week.

Sources say that the UPSC is an autonomous body and the ultimate decision about change in exam pattern and dates of exam will be taken by the UPSC. Sources say that the government is hopeful that a solution acceptable to all will be reached this week.

MoS Personnel Jitendra Singh met Home Minister Rajnath and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley yet again on Monday. Rajnath Singh had chaired a meeting on Sunday too hoping to end the stand off. After the meeting, Rajnath Singh had also briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the situation.

This development comes on a day when the UPSC protests intensified on Monday as aspirants burned their admit cards outside the UPSC Bhavan in the capital. The protestors have been detained after they burned their admit cards.

Meanwhile, a delegation of the UPSC aspirants also met Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday. Aspirants have demanded the scrapping of the current format of the Civil Services Aptitude Test, calling it discriminatory against non-English speakers.

"We met Rahul Gandhi and asked him to champion our cause. He reassured us. The Congress has always take up the cause of students," said an NSUI leader.

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