Government Examines Baswan Committee Recommendations On UPSC Civil Services Age Limit

The government has finally taken up the report of Baswan committee for examination. The report was submitted about prospective changes in civil service exam pattern and age limit for the examination.

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Government Examines Baswan Committee Recommendations On UPSC Civil Services Age Limit

Government Examines Baswan Committee Recommendations On UPSC Civil Services Age Limit

New Delhi:  The government has finally taken up the report of Baswan committee for examination. The report was submitted about prospective changes in civil service exam pattern and age limit for the examination. The committee had submitted its report to Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on August 9, 2016 and the same has been taken up by the government for examination nearly eight months after submission. 

In response to an RTI query filed by a PTI correspondent, the Department of Personnel and Training said, "The Baswan Committee's report along with UPSC's recommendations on it has been received on March 20, 2017 and the same is under examination."

Every year thousand of candidates appear in the civil services examination conducted by UPSC. The exam is conducted in three stages - preliminary, main, and interview. This exam is conducted to select officers for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.

The UPSC had constituted the expert committee under the chairmanship of former human resource development secretary and retired IAS officer B S Baswan, to review the scheme of civil service examination in August 2015.

The committee had recommended to reduce the upper age limit of 32 years for the exam. 

In November last year, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh had told Rajya Sabha in a written reply that the recommendations of the Baswan Committee were under examination by the government. 

In another development, the UPSC recently fixed a seven-day time frame for candidates to report mistakes or discrepancies in questions asked in the various examinations conducted by it. 

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