UPSC declares revised list for civil services results

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New Delhi, Jun 26 (UNI) The Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) today superceded its earlier list of candidates selected for the civil services and issued a revised list of successful candidates following an ad-interim stay granted by the Supreme Court on a judgement of the Madras High Court.

Based on the written part of the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2007 held by the UPSC in October-November, 2007 and the interviews for Personality Test held in March-May, 2008, the Commission had declared the results of Civil Services Examination, 2007 recommending a list of candidates for appointment to the Indian Administrative Service; Indian Foreign Service; Indian Police Service; and Central Services, Group 'A' and Group 'B'.

The list of candidates was drawn up in compliance of the judgment of the Madras High Court of March 20, 2008, in which the Court had inter alia declared Rule 16(2) of the Rules of the Civil Services Examinations null and void and given ''specific directions'' on the preparation of merit list.

The Centre had later filed Special Leave Petitions (SPL) in May this year before the Supreme Court against the High Court judgement. The result was provisionally declared in compliance of the judgment of the Madras High Court and the finality of the same was made subject to the result of the Special Leave Petition and/or application for stay filed by the Union of India against the said judgment before the SC.

The Supreme Court had granted ad-interim stay on the judgment of the Madras High Court.

A total number of 638 candidates recommended for appointment include, 286 General (including 12 physically challenged candidates), 190 Other Backward Classes (including five physically challenged candidates), 109 Scheduled Castes (including five physically challenged candidates) and 53 Scheduled Tribes candidates.

The UPSC, in a statement, said the appointment to various services will be made according to the number of vacancies available with due consideration to the provisions contained in Rules 2 and 19 of the Rules for the examinations and subject to the final decision of the Supreme Court/High Court on the SLPs pending.

The number of vacancies reported by the government for the Indian Administrative Service is 111 (56 general, 28 Other Backward Classes, 18 Scheduled Castes and nine Scheduled Tribes); for the Indian Foreign Service is 20 (10 General, five Other Backward Classes, four Scheduled Castes and one Scheduled Tribe); for the Indian Police Service is 103 (51 General, 29 Other Backward Classes, 17 Scheduled Castes and six Scheduled Tribes); for the Central Services Group 'A' is 458 (239 General, 119 Other Backward Classes, 67 Scheduled Castes and 33 Scheduled Tribes) and for Central Services Group 'B' is 42 ( 26 General, nine Other Backward Classes, three Scheduled Castes and four Scheduled Tribes). This includes 22 vacancies for physically challenged candidates.

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