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HindustanTimes Tue,29 Jul 2014

Rahul to pitch for UPSC aspirants, says they should have been consulted

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, January 30, 2014
First Published: 23:21 IST(30/1/2014) | Last Updated: 23:25 IST(30/1/2014)

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday promised to take up concerns about the change in the pattern of the UPSC examination, suggesting that the government should have held consultations with the aspirants before taking the final call.

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Gandhi told a group of civil services aspirants, who had been protesting against the changes in the civil services examination in front of his Tughlaq road residence that he will take up the issue on their behalf.

Rahul Gandhi agreed with the sentiments expressed by the aspirants and told them that he will make every possible attempt on their behalf, a statement from Gandhi’s office said.

A group of 50 students had gathered at Gandhi’s residence on Wednesday and demanded to have a meeting with him.

Changes made by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in 2013 have excluded foreign languages from its course.

This move affects thousands of students who opted for different languages as one of the subjects in the exam.

The aspirants complained that they were left with very short time to prepare and also the changes are discriminatory against students from the rural areas.


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