The number of students opting for civil services and armed forces through UPSC selection process has increased in the last two-three years, industry body Assocham has said.
Civil and armed forces had lost their glare after the liberalisation process as the corporate sector started providing better career opportunities. However, stability and security in the jobs of civil services and armed forces are the major reasons that more youngsters are preferring to join this profession now, Assocham said.
Civil servants get good incentives as they take part in policy making and its implementation, while in other services, executives are deprived of this privilege and prerogative, the chamber said.
It said easy availability of good jobs in private sector which was driving people away from civil services, armed forces and other central services. The selection process in corporate sector was not tough at entry-level than selection process of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).