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Last updated: August 29 2014
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    Hundreds of UPSC aspirants were detained for protesting outside Parliament and the Rail Bhawan, a day after they clashed with police in Mukherjee Nagar, North Delhi. The protesters have been demanding the scrapping of the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT), which they allege discriminates against students from the regional language background.
    As protests escalate, parties jump into fray | The Indian Express

    We have developed a penchant to protest everything.
    Clashes one language v/s other language
    state v/s state etc.
    When will we realise that English cannot be replaced.
    Will all the scientific treatises be translated into local language?
    will all software codes be written in say Malayalam or Assamese language.
    The nations progress cannot be fast without good knowledge of English.
    Regional languages need to be given importance no doubt about that.It need not be mutually exclusive.
    Knowledge of English is an advantage and we should not loose that edge over say China.
    Politicians always fish in troubled waters looking for votes
    But one question-The way buses are damaged,stones thrown by aspiring civil service candidates,does not it show the kind of attitude which he will carry while administering the country.
    He himself is ready to break law for achieving his aim.
    Such attitudes do not bode well for the nation.
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    What the UPSC Civil Service Aptitude Test controversy is all about - IBNLive

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    • #3

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      Civil Services Aspirants Burn Admit Cards, Knock At Rahul Gandhi's Door - NDTV

      Whatever the alleged injustice,burning their admit cards shows a poor psychological side to these candidates who will be future administrators and control huge districts as IAS,IPS IRS officers.
      English is equally a new language for people from south also.
      The exam pattern has been challenged in a court,but our future civil service aspirants are out doing vandalism,approaching political parties who fish in troubled waters as always.

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        Haryana IAS officer asks chief secretary to apologize for ‘objectionable SMSs’ - The Times of India

        If these reports are true,then our selection process,grooming of IAS officers is seriously flawed.How can such senior people use such dialogue to their own co workers,subordinates?
        Matter of introspection and need to depoliticise our "Steel Frame"
        This is one reason why I feel sad about aspirants also behaving in odd manner even before selection.
        What they will do after selection is a source of worry for our already struggling nation.

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          http://ibnlive.in.com/news/this-year...gh/488977-79.I
          It is the mother of all exams in India and every year lakhs of people from fresh graduates to those in plush jobs get down to prepare for the UPSC examination. While some aim to bring a positive change in society by qualifying for the exam, some tirelessly prepare for years to lead a life of ease in a government accommodation with all the lush facilities.

          Qualifying the UPSC exam is no mean task. There are people who take the exam year after year yet fail get past the interview every time. Your parents are worried about what you're doing with your life and you have collected study material from every coaching institute you have come across. If you thought you were the only one facing all of this, you're not alone.
          My View
          Instead of facing the challenge,people are busy protesting selection method and looking for easy way of selection.
          Parties always look for vote catching issues.

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            Lalu's son writes to PM Modi over UPSC row in support of civil services aspirants - Firstpost
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            "The present pattern of CSAT examination discriminates against students of languages other than English," he wrote in the letter. He demanded that police should stop treating protesting civil services aspirants as "criminals."

            Rioting,attempt to self immolate can be overlooked as per our respected leaders,but AAP pasting some posters is called defacing public property.
            Civil service aspirants who riot show poor aptitude towards becoming an IAS officer,whatever the merits and demerits of CSAT.

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              Arvind Verma panel says UPSC CSAT scientific, shouldn't be tinkered with: Sources - IBNLive

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                UPSC exam row: Centre says English marks should not be included - The Times of India
                There is no easy way to get into Civil services.
                instead of agitating prepare for exams.that will be better for the aspirants.
                other links;
                http://ibnlive.in.com/news/protestin.../490252-3.html
                Last edited August 4 2014, 07:52 PM.

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                  IAS and top civil services are the backbone of our administrative set up.
                  Coaching institutes have made it a business to train and make people get through the competitive exam.It is big business.One state produces maximum number of IAS officer and coaching institutes play a big role.
                  The way they have approached and used political power to get the concessions they want and still not satisfied.
                  It shows a mindset which is inappropriate for government servants.
                  We want people of character and not roadside agitationists.
                  Goon culture shoud be opposed by right thinking people.
                  English is a passport to success and for all Indians it is a foreign language but totally indispensable for our national progress.
                  I really cannot understand the contention of these agitationists.
                  I hesistate to call them aspirants to a vital job in india.
                  This link from TOI:Centre
                  Extracts:By buckling to pressures from a miniscule section of civil service aspirants, who have forced the government to announce that the English section of the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) will not be included in scores or merit, the government has set a bad precedent.
                  Instead of taking strong action, such as debarring the protesting examinees from taking the Union Public Service Commission examination, the government went ahead with more concessions, including giving those who appeared for the exam in 2011 a second chance to clear it.
                  The weak and inept handling of the demonstrations and the unreasonable and unjustified demands arising out of them has given the Opposition the stick to beat the government into making further concessions. This found echo in Parliament on Tuesday as different non-NDA parties demanded that the entire CSAT be scrapped.
                  While the BJP-led government’s succumbing to examinees pressure appears to have been the result of political calculations – to pander to demands from the Hindi-speaking belt — it has also wilfully contributed to lowering the standards of the UPSC examination which selects the brightest minds from across the country for the elite bureaucracy.
                  My view;
                  I expected the present leadership to be better than earlier and is disappointing to see vote caluclations playing such a big role in determining this important matter.

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                    http://www.firstpost.com/politics/up...otes-1649413.h
                    See the quality of people who will enter civil services.
                    Can India afford to have people who do not speak and understand English?
                    Can IFS manage without good English skill or we will carry translators around everywhere.
                    We should move with the times and improve education levels and raise standards.
                    Instead we are bending backward to appease some sections of aspirants.
                    now other sections will also demand local language tests and so on.

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