No bias will be allowed in UPSC based on language: Govt

Friday, Jul 18, 2014,17:54 IST By metrovaartha A A A

The government today said it was  taking a sympathetic view of the concerns of the aspirants of the UPSC civil services examinations over the aptitude  test introduced by the UPSC in the Preliminary exam and  that it would not allow any bias on the basis of language.    The government wishes to convey to the members of  the House as well as the student aspirants of the civil  services exam that the government is fully aware of the  issue and is taking a sympathetic view of the same.    We wish to convey to them that there will be no  bias allowed on the basis of language, a statement tabled  by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar in the Rajya Sabha  during Zero Hour said.    He said the government has constituted a three-member  committee to look into grievances of the 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, he said.    Aspirants of the UPSC recently went for hunger strike  protesting against introduction of an aptitude test in the  preliminary exams, which they said was biased to those  appearing for the exams in English.