Friday, March 8, 2013

UPSC new pattern is a violation of fundamental right of equality and expression...

MUMBAI: The Shiv Sena-controlled Sthaneeya Lokadhikar Samiti (SLS) protested at Hutatma Chowk on Wednesday to condemn the UPSC's latest move to drop the option of regional language in its exams. SLS chief and Sena leader Gajanan Kirtikar said: "The decision to drop Marathi will see outsiders appearing for the UPSC exams and occupying key positions in the state ."Worse, they would lack proper knowledge of Marathi and this will create insurmountable problems for the people of the state."

The Sena condemns the UPSC's decision. "We demand that the option of regional language to candidates who appear for UPSC exams should be re-instated immediately,'' he added. The SLS is the Sena's flagship union in the banking and insurance sector, among others.
AHMEDABAD: Thousands of Gujarati students aspiring to join the elite central services are upset with the new pattern and the changes in the exam announced by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Tuesday. They believe the move will affect their chances of making it to the final list. It was largely due to the weightage of Gujarati language, that as many as 55 candidates could clear the exams in the last five yearss. The changed rules will close down linguistic concessions offered by the UPSC to all vernacular language including Gujarati. The new pattern is also expected to reverse the trend in the overall selection process.  

Aspirants say the move is a violation of their fundamental right of equality and expression. According to the new exam pattern, if an aspirant's medium of instruction at graduation level is not Gujarati, he shall not be allowed to write exams in Gujarati. 
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