Amid row over the Prime Minister’s Office new proposal in the merit list of UPSC, the Congress president Rahul Gandhi hurled accusation that Prime Minister Modi is trying to manipulate to be able to accommodate officers of RSS’ choice in the central services.
He tweeted on the issue, “Rise up students, your future is at risk! RSS wants what’s rightfully yours. The letter below reveals the PM’s plan to appoint officers of RSS’s choice into the Central Services, by manipulating the merit list using subjective criteria, instead of exam rankings,”.
It need be mentioned that media has been abuzz with the intent behind the government considering whether it can assess candidates based on the 15-week foundation course for new recruits while allotting services and cadres.
As per the PMO proposal, the candidates may be allotted services and cadres only after the completion of the foundation course rather than based on the marks secured in the Union Public service Commission (UPSC ) examination.
“Examine the feasibility of giving due weightage to the performance in the Foundation Course and making service allocation as well as cadre allocation to All India Service Officers based on the combined score obtained in the Civil Services Examination as well as in the Foundation Course,” reads the May 17 letter from Vijoy Kumar Singh, Joint Secretary, DoPT, to various departments.>