3 YEAR AGE AND 3 ATTEMPTS RELAXATION IN CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION(CSE)We demand 3 Attempts relaxation & 3 years Age relaxation in Civil Services ExaminationWhy?In 1979, when for the first time in Independent India, changes were made in the syllabus of UPSC - Civil Services Examination, then 3 attempts and 2 years age relaxation were provided. This was done on the recommendations of Kothari Committee, which was constituted on the basis of recommendation of 1st Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC).
In 2005, 2nd Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) was constituted which recommended to update CSE, which was to be done on the basis of recommendations of various committees.
So, in 2011 and 2013, major changes were carried out in CSE based on these committees’ recommendations. But, UPSC and DoPT did not provide age/attempt relaxation to all those candidates who were caught in the transition period.
UPSC constituted two committee one for preliminary (Earlier by Alagh, and later by Prof S.K.Khanna Committee), and other for Mains (Arun Nigavekar Committee). The vision to modify civil service examination is some where lost, by constituting such multiple committee for each stages, leading to compromise on the whole output of the examination.
Since 2011 changes, candidates appearing from rural background, hindi medium, minorities(urdu), vernacular medium, kannada, telugu, tamil, bengali etc have been drastically reduced & this is based on statistical data.
There are about 8 lakh candidates who are preparing and applying for UPSC civil service exam, which means 8 lakh families. If we also include the Provincial/State Civil Services, which are also changing syllabus based on UPSC, then total number of people affected directly or indirectly is huge.
Also in 1990 and 1992 age and attempt relaxation was provided to uphold justice.So we demand justice and demand 3 attempts and 3 year age relaxation like done in 1979.