The Government informed on Thursday, November 17, that the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will review and consider the changes that have been recommended in the report submitted by the Baswan committee regarding the age limit in the civil service exam and its pattern.
The report was submitted to the UPSC by the Baswan committee on August 9, 2016.
In a written reply to the upper house (Rajya Sabha), Minister of State for Personnel, Jitendra Singh said that all the recommendations made by the Baswan committee regarding the pattern of civil service examination as well as candidates’ age limit are being processed by the UPSC. He further added that UPSC is yet to submit its response regarding the recommendations made by the Baswan committee report.
In August 2015, the UPSC had set up the expert committee that was led by former Human Resource Development Secretary and retired IAS officer BS Baswan. The committee was appointed to revise the scheme of civil service examination and give their suggestions regarding the same.
Officials from the committee have said that suggestions have been made to reduce the upper age limit to appear for the exam that is currently 32 years.
The civil services exam is conducted every year by the UPSC and lakhs of aspirants apply for the exam. The exam is conducted in three stages i.e. the preliminary round, main exam and interview. The exam is conducted to recruit high-rank officials for posts like Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and others.