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No bias on basis of language in UPSC

No bias on basis of language in UPSC
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No Bias on Basis of Language in UPSC. The government today assured students agitating against the Civil Services Exam that no bias will be allowed on the basis of language and has asked the Committee looking into the grievances of students to expedite its report.

Govt constitutes three-member committee to look into the grievances of agitating students

New Delhi: The government today assured students agitating against the Civil Services Exam that no bias will be allowed on the basis of language and has asked the Committee looking into the grievances of students to expedite its report.

"We wish to convey to the members as well as the students that there will be no bias allowed on the basis of language," Minister of State for Personnel and Training Jitendra Singh said in the Rajya Sabha.

A file photo of UPSC students protesting against discrimination on the basis of language

He said the Government has constituted a three-member Committee to look into the grievances of agitating students and put forward its suggestions.

"We have written to the Committee to expedite the process and furnish its report at the earliest, considering the urgency of the matter," Singh said.

The Minister said the government is fully aware of the issue and is taking a sympathetic view of the same.

"We are glad that in response to our appeal, the students on hunger strike ended their fast," he said.

Civil Service aspirants, mainly students, held prolonged protests and resorted to hunger strike for several weeks demanding scrapping of Civil Services Aptitude Tests (CSAT), saying the exam pattern was putting Hindi and regional language aspirants at a disadvantage.

Singh had earlier said UPSC has been asked to postpone the preliminary exam scheduled on August 24 till there was clarity on the syllabus and exam pattern.

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