The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil services aspirants who clear the Mains exam but fail to crack the interview round may be eligible for other government, PSUs and other jobs soon if the government accepts the recommendations of the UPSC. The new rule, if get approval from the government, may boost the morale of the UPSC aspirants, as only a few candidates are selected from the lakhs of aspirants try their luck for the civil servants jobs.
The government should consider these candidates for other jobs in ministries and departments, as they have gone through a strict procedure, the central recruitment body said. About 11 lakh candidates apply for the Civil Services Examination each year but only 600 candidates are selected in the final round.
UPSC chairman Arvind Saxena told this during a National Conference of the Chairmen of State Public Service Commission held in Odisha. This step will reduce the tension and suffering of the civil services aspirants.
The UPSC is also planning to bring changes in the selection process to make the recruitment procedure more candidate-friendly. Nearly 8 lakh candidates had applied for the CSE prelims in 2018. Only about 10,500 candidates had qualified for the main exams for 780 vacancies, India Today reported.
The UPSC recruits candidates to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and other central services through civil services examination. Many candidates who take preparation for years for the examination and many of them fail to crack the interview even after clearing two written exams. As they spent substantial time in preparing for the exam, many candidates find it difficult to get other jobs as they cross the age limit for government jobs.